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Map of Jewish Spitalfields

Adam Dant

2019 71 x 90 cm
Hand-tinted lithograph and block print
300 gsm HP Saunders Waterford
Signed and editioned by the artist
Edition of 50

Published by TAG Fine Arts

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Unlike the Spitalfields of the pre-reformation church community, the French protestant Huguenots, and the Irish weavers, 'Jewish Spitalfields' is a historic incarnation of a particular London enclave that is well within living memory. For many, London's East End will forever be synonymous with the 'rag trade', with Beigels and with the questionable manners of the perpetually harassed waiters at Bloom's famous kosher restaurant at 91 Whitechapel High Street.

Though fresh in the memory of Londoner's who grew up there and vivid in the anecdotes of their descendants one can still feel the remaining traces of this old world slipping away into the mists of the past. Encapsulating the Western fringes of the 'Jewish East End' around Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, 'The Map of Jewish Spitalfields' takes as it's model an original paper map place-setting from the now-defunct Bloom's Kosher restaurant.

Expanded and redrawn by Fine Artist cartographer Adam Dant, the new map retains all the famous faces and places of the original Bloom's napkin map but adds to it a new layer showing the shops and businesses, restaurants and general hangouts of the East End's Jewish community.
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