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"People do ask whether I'm a real cabbie," grins Jason Brown. "I'm not an art evangelist, either - just a cabbie who loves art."
But why the moving exhibition? "Jason had bought a few pieces off me," explains Paul Stolper, a London art dealer. "He had the idea for Cab Gallery, and I contacted various artists who put together inspired ideas for using the cab as a moving exhibition."
So a passenger in the cab can enjoy Ray Richardson's fine prints, peruse Susie Hamilton's sketch book, admire Bob and Roberta Smith's TAXY styling, listen to Abigail Cohen's soundpiece or read through Peter Liversidge's wacky proposals.
But do many people actually notice? Many look at the prints and ask what they are advertising," says Brown. "When I explain what it's about, many people are genuinely interested and even ask where they can see more of that artist's work."
You can't hail Cab Gallery in the street, but you can
see it at Art Fair 2000 at the Business Design Centre, London, from January