Full Circle, Knut Henrik Henriksen, 2009 – present, King's Cross Art project, London Borough of Islington. Commissioned by Art on the Underground, London Undergound. Photo: Daisy Hutchison
Knut Henrik Henriksen’s work for King's Cross St. Pancras Underground station is the first permanent artwork to be installed in London Underground since the 1980s. It is part of a long-term, ongoing programme of temporary and permanent commissions by Art on the Underground – London Underground’s commissioning programme (previously called Platform for Art). Art on the Underground’s programme includes a wide range of work, including by artists Dryden Goodwin, Matt Stokes, Brian Griffiths, Gayle Chong Kwan, and Yinka Shonibare.
The opportunity to commission a new permanent work came out of the redevelopment and expansion of King’s Cross station – part of the ongoing regeneration of the King’s Cross area into a major international transport hub and visitor destination. Funding came from London Underground, the Norwegian Embassy, and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).
Further information at the Art on the Underground website