On another trip to London I took photos of all this stuff in Shoreditch – all within 10 minutes of each other. Apparently they are doing walking tours of the street art in the surrounding area – there’s such a concentration of it. The locals take this stuff for granted and get the chance to form a kaleidoscope of opinions on the matter, but for me, who has only seen a few stencilled rabbits pop up a few years back in Lufbra, it is a treat. Plus it’s not my wall they’re painting on…
A typical space invader mosaic, missing an ear unfortunately, by Invader:
Right next to this one by Alex Senna:
Round the corner from here, is some not so great stuff:
But opposite is the gate which had the ‘One day I’d had Enough’ piece on. This has now been painted over with a rather more jaunty number:
This gate was open so I strolled in and took a picture of the messy bus in the ‘courtyard’:
and an enormous picture by Fintan Magee:
I was asked to go away by a vaguely disgruntled man. At which point I strolled over to The Griffin pub to see what I thought in my previous post was going to be a completed Martin Ron piece:
“Pretty sure now it was Martin Ron at work. The resulting image was of a London guardsman doing a one-handed handstand with his red coat hung up and his bearskin hat on, but it was only sketchy when I saw it,” is what I said.
Wrong! It is –
REIGN!! by Cyrcle
I have done a rather poor composite of two pictures to give you an idea of the scale. So now my claim to fame is that I saw this with Siggy in progress at the start of March when they were painting all the little dots in the pissing rain. Cyrcle are an American duo / collective from Los Angeles and it was raining again when I went to see the mural which is best viewed standing on your head. But that would’ve meant putting my bald patch in a wet patch and I wasn’t willing to suffer for someone else’s art. hey… here’s an idea – turn your screen upside down.