One of the various scenes – as compositionally immortalised by a certain L. S Lowry too, let us not forget – that more than any other typically suggests northern overtures, the visual depiction of a coal mine is as Industrial Revolution as it pictorially gets. And as we all know, the cradle of such, was/is proudly discovered in the north west of England. What might well have been a graphically brooding and illustratively intense original piece, instead receives a welcome David Smith make-over here, courtesy of the critically acclaimed contemporary urban landscape art practitioner’s brand new Spring 2018 release. ‘The Face Off’ is a fascinating study into the life and times of a bygone era, and crafted with love and understanding from close quarters, rather than by a painted approximation captured from afar. Now available to order, we politely invite those parties interested in the hugely popular Smith’s latest original reveal to do so sooner, as opposed to later.