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“The Start Of The End” ODDO and street art friends

Art shows involving street artists have a special place in Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s affections, particularly when the exhibition is artists we love in the kind of rugged unconventional gallery spaces we prefer.   ODDO, DaddyStreetFox, MCLN and Savant just had an exhibition called “THe Start OF THE End” at Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane and it ticked all the boxes.

Sadly the exhibition has closed before we had the chance to finalise a write up of it but one theme that emerged that was the direct line between the art on the streets and the artists’ indoor art.

Indoors ODDO pretty much replicates the breadth of styles but really amps up the dark, warped and bizarre.   Introducing the hairy babies!  They look spooky on the streets, they are awesome in the rough sculptural creations in this show.

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ODDO Hairy Baby – Shoreditch 2018

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ODDO – Hairy Baby!

Framed works on paper serve to underline how faithful the street paste ups are to ODDO’s indoor art.

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ODDO – Do I Know Your Name (Shoreditch 2018)

DaddyStreetFox’s contributions have a direct line from the layered collages in frames in the gallery to the photos of the collages as seen on the streets.

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DaddyStreetFox – From The Wood (Collage)

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DaddyStreetFox – From The Wood (paste up)

MCLN’s plague doctor has been a charming and occasionally emotionally charged character that has decorated Shoreditch walls for several years now but the artist appears to have embraced other characters this year.

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MCLN – Shoreditch 2019

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MCLN Expedition Kindred

Savant is one of Shoreditch’s more prolific street artists with a reputation for complex imagery populated by ghosts, themes of darkness and death in a surreal Dadaist style utilising collages of text and imagery.  Intriguing and easy to like, Savant’s art translates well into the theme of the show and the company it is keeping.

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Savant – Your Approval Is Not Required, paste up Shoreditch 2018

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Savant – Entropy

This is an extract of a longer review of the “The Start Of The end” show, the full review including more photos and details of Monty’s Bar which is often recommended to gusts at the end of the tour are available on Graffoto

DETAILS:

“The Start Of the End”

ODDO and special guests DaddyStreetFox, MCLN, Savant

Monty’s Bar

49 Brick Lane;

London

11th July – 25th July 2019

 

LINKS:

ODDO Instagram

DaddyStreetFox Instagram

MCLNL Instagram

Savant Instagram

Monty’s Bar facebook

All photos: Dave Stuart

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Shoreditch Street Art Tour In Massive Cricket World Cup Fluke

England are Cricket World Cup Champions for the first time after lifting the trophy in one of the most dramatic sporting occasions ever at Lords Cricket Ground.  England Captain, the Irishman Eoin Morgan followed in the footsteps of Shoreditch Street Art tours in getting his hands on the revered trophy.

Yes, you read that correctly! First, just a little background as it is possible that some followers of Shoreditch Street Art Tours may not be keeping fully up to date on a minute by minute basis with developments in the world of cricket.   The Cricket World Cup has been hosted by England and Wales Test and County Cricket Board and England played New Zealand in the final today.   It was the tensest, most exciting closest game ever, the two teams ended with exactly the same number of runs, so a deciding “Super Over” was played and both teams scored exactly the same number of runs, so then it went to the third method of deciding the game and England were the winners, winning the World Cup for the first time.

England Celebrates with ICC Cricket World Cup – photo courtesy We Are England Cricket

England have reached the final on three previous occasions but for lack of an Irishman as captain failed to win any of those attempts.

Eoin Morgan with ICC Cricket World Cup – photo courtesy We Are England Cricket

This would not have come to pass were it not for possibly one of the jammiest flukes ever seen on any sports pitch.  With 3 balls left the required run rate had sky rocketed and was looking impossible, England batsman Stokes scrambled to make his ground for a 2 when the incoming throw from 60 yards away struck the bat of the diving Stokes and diverted to the boundary for what under the laws of the game was a 4 to add to the 2 already picked up for running between the wickets.  Without those 4 extra runs the cup would have been the Kiwi’s.

If Stokes had not had to dive, if the ball had come in fractionally later, if it had bounced 2 inches higher to clear Stoke’s bat…we would have a different outcome but these things did not happen and a jubilant nation instantly forgot its embarrassment.

So how did Shoreditch Street Art Tours fit in with this excitement?  Well, in May last year, Young People’s Laureate For London Caleb Femi wrote a poem anticipating the international festival of cricket due to visit England, the poem was written up on a wall on Brick Lane by commercial spraycan artists Graffiti Life and the World Cup Trophy was brought to Brick Lane for a photo shoot.

Poem by Caleb Femi, sprayed by Graffiti Life on Brick Lane

At that moment, the Shoreditch Street Art Tour turned the corner onto Brick Lane and found itself in the privileged position of being able to pose with the World Cup Trophy.

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ICC Cricket World Cup meets Shoreditch Street Art Tours Group

Five minutes later, official snaps taken, the trophy was whisked away –we fluked our timing with the finesse of a Ben Stokes dive.

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ICC Cricket World Cup checking out street art

My bike ride to Shoreditch takes me past the front gates of Lords Cricket Ground every day and one sunny day in May I spotted a curious sight, the post box outside the ground had turned blue overnight.   It wasn’t a piece of “Blue period” graffiti however, outside each venue where World Cup games were played a post box was painted blue in celebration.   It qualifies as art on the street rather than street art perhaps.

World Cup Post Box at Lords

World Cup Post Box at Lords

Congratulations to England and commiserations to New Zealand

 

 

 

 

Tour Catches Boishakha Mela

Not many things bring the street art tour to a halt but every year one event  we love putting a tour on pause for is the passage of the Boishakha Mela parade down Brick Lane.

Happy New Year! No, were aren’t late to celebrate the roman calendar 1st day in January, this time Brick Lane explodes with even more life, colour, music, song and dance than usual as the Bengali community in Tower Hamlets celebrates the Bengali New Year with the Boishakha Mela festival, the largest of its kind outside Bangladesh.  The festivities are delayed slightly in the hope that we will have more sunshine in July that we get in April and this year the weather delivered.

The Mela began with a Grand Parade starting in Alleyn Gardens, headed down Brick Lane to see the Shoreditch Street Art Tour then on to the main festivities located in Weaver’s Field in Whitechapel.

A beautiful burst of energy as far as the eye could see were a sea of floats, dancers, singers, musicians and onlookers.

In celebration of the coming of the rains the head of the parade was led by boats afloat on rivers propelled by oarsmen with red paddles.  The bounty, a catch of silver fish is carried aloft by symbolic fishermen.

The two main floats this year comprised a fish and a tiger.  In previous years a raucous trumpeting elephant brought the street art tour to a jaw dropping halt.

The parade was put together by local schools, artists, youth and community organisations working with Emergency Exit Arts.

Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest Mangrove forests so it is appropriate in a parade themed around the Rivers Of Bangladesh that we see Mangrove trees bursting with flora and insects.

It was a pleasure to sight Mr Hussein from Preem Restaurant in the front ranks of the parade, Mr Hussein has been a wonderful supporter of street art for many years and has permitted his walls on Hanbury St to host some of the World’s top artists, including the hugely popular and auspicious bird by ROA.

Here is a little of that Boishakhi Mela Grand Parade action, we look forward to next year.

All photos and video: Dave Stuart

Time Out Features Shoreditch Street Art Tours

Time Out is the go to guide for whats happening in London and we were very proud to be featured in the printed magazine last week as a story teller, though a chameleon like ability to coordinate a shirt with the street art may have been a factor in the full page coverage!

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Dave coordinates with Ozmo’s version of “Big Fish Eat Small Fish” (2011) – photos by Rob Greig courtesy Time Out

That ability to waffle finally proved its worth, though some of the “quotes” have been paraphrased in Time Out’s own inimical style.   In the inset photo Dave is describing the “Connectivity” mural to a tour group, that is a truly world class mural in the heart of Shoreditch and last year its creation was described quite comprehensively on our Graffoto personal blog, click HERE.

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Connectivity mural (painted 2018) – photo Dave Stuart

Time Out has kindly allude to the origins of my time as a tour guide, this goes back to April 2008 and the Shoreditch Street Art Tours got all misty eyed last year about those humble beginnings HERE

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In The Beginning: ^2008. NOT THIS YEAR!!  Artwork by MJar

Read the full Time Out feature HERE

 

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Old Banksys Reappear In Shoreditch

Two old specimens of Banksy street art hidden for many years in Shoreditch have been brought back into public view and Shoreditch Street Art Tours was the only “outsider” present to witness the unveiling.   Two images, a huge rat and a TV being chucked rock star style out of a window have lain out of sight under protective wooden sheeting for 12 years though they are perhaps among the more “storied” of Banksy’s street artworks.

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Banksy Rat and TV, May 2019

The stencils were created in 2004 when a festival was organised in the car park behind the Foundry bar.  They were visible until late 2007 when they were covered up under a protective wooden cover.

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Sweet Toof, Cyclops, Burning Candy on the wooden protection, 2008

In 2010 Hackney Council made the preservation of the TV and the rat a condition of the planning consent for the demolition of the existing building and its replacement by an 18 storey (now 23 storey!) hotel.

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The TV out the window stencil, a brilliant rock and roll cliché, looked like it was made for that wall, it’s an image that has to be on the side of a windowless building that looks like it ought to have windows.  The image wouldn’t work on say a garden wall or a bridge support.  Inside the Foundry all kinds of crazy things went on and prominent in the bar was a array of flickering TVs, a TV flying out the window from the Foundry seemed entirely plausible.

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The rat has always been a bit unsatisfactory, It has never been clear what this rat is about, it is often described as a rat with a knife and fork but if you look that is actually a jigsaw blade not a knife and the fork is more like a harpoon or a pitchfork, we don’t know what the rat is doing, why it fits at this location nor what the red ring around the eye is about and the technique is a bit sloppy.  However Banksy’s street art isn’t diminished by poor execution, they were never meant to be superb specimens of perfectly executed art and indeed evidence of haste is perhaps part of the essence of the way Banksy has to create his street art.

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“Eat The Rich”? Banksy

More significantly, Banksy hated the rat!  When asked to comment on the closure of the Foundry in a 2010 BBC news broadcast, Banksy sent one of his classic emails saying

 “No one ever went there for the beer-it was always a bit warm and flat. I would appeal to the developers not to keep my graffiti. It’s a bit like demolishing the Tate and preserving the ice cream van out the front.” Banksy, Newsnight email 4 Feb 2010”

There you have it, the artist Banksy does not wish the art to be saved and so the council’s 2010 decision to require its preservation is morally dubious to say the least.  Note the explicit confirmation that the artwork is a genuine Banksy.

It is interesting to note that the TV image has a Banksy tag next to it and they are increasingly rare out in the wild.

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Banksy tag

The immediate future for the rat and the TV is that metal frames are going to be constructed around them and after separating the wall from the rest of the building structure and dismantling the walls above the art by hand, a massive crane is going to be used to lift the two wall segments separately over the building where they will be stored covered up at the front of the building site.  The developers have not made their ultimate intention clear, their obligation is to provide free viewing access to the public of these two Banksys either within the hotel or somewhere else within the Borough.  The developer is known to have planned to include 6 other Banksys from the Foundry building within the so-called Art’otel development but none of the other 6 survive.

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Banksy Grim Reaper, Foundry

For the meantime, make the most of the brief period visibility of those two Banksys in their original location before they lose whatever sense of context they may have had in their original location and ponder the puzzle of why the council decided to preserve this rat against the artist’s own wishes yet remain oblivious to some real masterpieces that appeared on the Foundry building before and since.

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Buffed 2011 – feat Elmo ATG, & Gold Peg and Sweet Toof collab

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Elmo, Masker, Milo Tchais, Run, Zezao, Gerard Gademann; May 2011

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Jo Peel animation, 2013

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Fintan Magee (detail) 2014, also feat Eine, Pez, ALO, Borondo

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Waleska Nomura. 2015

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Phlegm, 2015

Note the knowing nod to Banksy’s TV in the phlegm above, very nice.

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EINE “Last Days Of Shoreditch” 2016

This article is a summary of a longer version published on Graffoto blog

30 May UPDATE: The exposed Banksys have been covered up again!

All photos: Dave Stuart

Street Art vs Brexit

Yesterday evening the UK’s parliament voted to show that they had not changed their mind since December on a withdrawal agreement that hadn’t changed since December.  Street artists have not been impressed with the political process over the past three months, nor indeed the past three years or so.

Artist Not Known, March 2019

“Bye Bye” says an anonymous artist who spotted a gate in Shoreditch conveniently painted EU flag blue. This flag with one member missing piece echoes Banksy’s enormous EU flag with a tromp l’oeil worker chipping away a star brilliantly greeting UK leavers as they depart through Dover.

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Banksy, Dover June 2017

It was noticeable and disappointing how little political street art appeared during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. The most memorable from a very small entry list were these spoofs on the adverts for Banksy’s street art documentary “Exit Through The Gift Shop” lampooning Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage.

Boris Johnson, Artist Not Known, June 2016

Nigel Farage, Artist Not Known, June 2016

Since then we have seen a ramping up of the Brexit street art as the unthinkable went from implausible to likely to now pretty much unavoidable.

Brexit Through The Chip Shop – CodeFC, June 2017

Scrap Brexit – Uberfubs, 2018

In the aftermath of the referendum result the immediate targets for street art scorn and derision were David Cameron, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, the architects and chief pom-pom wavers for the Leave cause.

Spineless Nigel Farage, UKIP party by MCLN, August 2016

Boris Johnson buffoon, fuckwit, bellend, racist, snob by Boo Who Up North

3 Brexiteers – Derek Davis (gone), Boris Johnson (missing inaction), Jacob Rees Mogg by Subdude, April 2018

Boris Johnson is DUMBO by K-Guy

The political paralysis and consequential insertion of heads into the sand really gained a head of steam in December.

Scrap Brexit – Uberfubs, Dec 2018

Theresa May faced a vote of no confidence by her own party after cancelling the first so-called “meaningful vote” in December

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Maygo by Joe Bloggs, Dec 2018

I was recently obliged to take a few weeks away from the walls and pavements of Shoreditch and on resuming street meanderings last weekend I was bowled over by the amount of Brexit street art that appeared in that short absence.

The duo Quiet British Accent belatedly brought George V into the debate.

Quiet British Accent – Bugger Brexit, last weekend

Theyen Rich aka Corrosive 8 deploys the sound political debating stratgey of making your opponent look simultaneously stupid and obscene, the Prime Minster’s watersports would certainly rate triple X. He also borrows the buses to nowhere from anarcho-punk artist Jamie Reid and adds a Carrie Reichardt slogan.

>Mistress Theresa’s Golden Shower – Corrosive 8, last weekend

Corrosive 8 with nod to Jamie Reid & Carrie Reichardt, last weekend

Benjamin Irritant’s rabbit asks a very pointed rhetorical question, is it great again yet?

Benjamin Irritant, last weekend

The Misfortuneteller has developed a witty street cartoon style in the past couple of years, this largest piece to date borrows its style from a closing down sale, its simplicity belying the fact that it is emphasizing the gap between the Brexiteer’s promises of “the easiest trade deals ever negotiated” against the visibly increasing isolation the country faces with borders and barriers hardening, no deals and inward investment evaporating.

Britain Closing – The Misfortuneteller, March 20219

Subdude, producer of a lot of Brexit related art over the past few years, has deviated from his usual distinctive style of political humour on flat colour blocks to deliver a hand drawn condemnation of petty sectarian spats, photos and cartoons on newspaper pages make it clear who is the target of the jibe. Apparently Subdude has put six out on the streets but so far I have only found three, one of which overlays a political cartoon illustrating Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both facing a common dilemma, Brexit actually threatening to irreparably split both of the UK’s main political parties. Ironically, in order to placate their parties both are having to turn away from the fact that neither actually supports the position they politically obliged to adopt, we live in weird times.

Subdude, March 2019

Cigarette packet health warnings have been used as the basis for political street art for over 10 years, in fact almost since the regulations came in in 2003, think K-Guy in the mid 2000s. Wanker’s Of The World, whose mission is to identify and award that sobriquet to suitable candidates in the public eye are responsible for enormous cigarette packets mocking the main proponents of the Brexiteers. There are apparently 6, we located 5 in the past week. Ironically, the adoption of those cigarette packet warnings is actually an EU law which mandates the format, size and range of messages in all EU countries.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, chair “European Research Group”. Brexit Can Be Fatal, last week

Theresa May, Brexit Causes Family Arguments (who’s putting out the bins?)

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Boris Johnson, Brexit harms your children

Michael Gove, Quit Brexit Now

IN the interests of fairnessm here is a comprehensive review of all the pro Brexit street art seen since 2016:

 

Who knows what the monkeys in the chamber are going to do next, certainly they don’t!

Banksy Bristol Museum Poster 2009

This is a condensed version of a blog post that originally appeared on Graffoto blog

LINKS:

Banksy website

CodeFC Instagram

Uberfubs Instagram

MCLN Instagram

Boo Who Up North Instagram

Subdude  Instagram

K-Guy Instagram

Joe Bloggs Instagram

Quiet British Accent Instagram

Benjamin Irritant Instagram

The Misfortuneteller Instagram

Wankers Of The World website

All Photos: Dave Stuart

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All Change Street Art Gallery

The public gallery we call “Shoreditch Street Art” changes every day.  Give the pavement wanderings a couple of weeks break and the accumulation of brand new art is breathtaking.  Here is just a small sample of the new art seen this morning on my first tour for 15 days.

On International Women’s Day it is a pleasure to feature at the top of the page MissKK, a female artist from Budapest who has put up a number of quirky but charming collaged females including Daphne Groeneveld and Vivienne Wood (below)

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Vivienne by Miss KK

Neon Savage was certainly busy, several collaged clusters of soul divas and cure fluffy animals appeared and only someone with no heart could possibly resist a blue furred three eyed bunny rabbit.

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Grace Jones, The Ronettes by Neon Savage

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Totally neon blue 3 eyed bunny, Neon Savage and My Dog Sighs

An artist who has been grabbing our attention in the past couple of months is daddystreetfox, one of my favourites from a recent prolific burst of activity is this paste up image of a photographed collage to which  it appears sequins are added.

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DaddyStreetFox

The recent stencilled “you warm my heart” piece by Northern Southner has been augmented by Sell Out and turned into a crazy, wild haired expressionist character who appear grateful for your affection.

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Sell Out with Northern Southner

Making a welcome return to Shoreditch is Agos_art from Tenerife who takes the credit for and ouroboros and serpent spotted today.

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Agos_Art

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Agos_Art

It was striking how much Brexit related street art was created in the past fortnight, and in this context our minds go back to how little appeared during the actual campaign in 2016.  These political statements have the chilling form of cigarette packet warnings, from the imaginatively monikered WOTW collective who kindly include their weblink in the image!

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Jacob Rees-Mogg, chair of “European Research Group” is WOTW!

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Boris Johnson – WOTW

Subdude has been doing his political humour on paste ups for a number of years but it is always great to find hew has new targets for his ire.

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Subdude vs Trump & Kim Jong-un

We were also amused by this adaptation of the EU flag on an appropriately coloured door panel,  credit to the always prolific “Artist NotKnown”.

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Bye Bye EU

Probably the piece I most feel in love with was this cardboard collage sculpture by Catmousey9, if Adam Neate and Basquiat had a baby…….

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Catmouse 9

All the walls in the “Shoreditch Triangle” curated by Outside The Zone are getting their periodic makeover which means goodbye to the amazing mural by Tom Lewis but we look forward to seeing the emergence over the next few days of what will undoubtedly be a brilliant new collection of murals.  Follow developments on our instagram and facebook feeds.

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au revoir to this amazing mural by Tom Lewis & Carl Stimpson

You can’t cover everything in a one morning wander and we did see so much recently new art, just a sample of which is shown here but unfortunately a 3 year old iphone only has so much battery power!

Links:

Neon Savage instagram

DaddyStreetFox instagram

Sell Out aka Alex Arnell instagram

Northern Southner instagram

Agos_Art Instagram

WOTW: weblink per image

Subdude instagram 

Catmouse 9 website

Tom Lewis website

All photos: Dave Stuart

24 Hours – Street Art Changes

Almost every day Shoreditch Street Art Tours comes across new art on the streets and it is a privilege to be able to reveal constantly changing art through the tours and through our social media channels like Instagram and Facebook.  Last weekend a huge quantity of new art was found on Sunday which we believe was created since the previous visit 24 hours earlier, this is a little insight into the extent to which the street art can change in just one day.

Paste up by Brighton based artists The Postman Art proved very popular when they first appeared in Shoreditch in November last year so it was lovely to find a number of new works from them on Sunday morning,  The framing and the brickwork make the Ewan McGregor particularly photogenic.

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Trainspotting era Ewan McGregor – The Postman Art

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Robert Smith – legend! The Postman Art

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Amy Winehouse (small!) – The Postman Art

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Jean Michel Basquiat -The Postman Art

It became apparent on Saturday that there was going to be a new body of work from The Postman Art in Shoreditch when we disturbed a bit of daytime action by this duo the day.  Photo used with The Postman Art’s blessing – many  thanks.

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The Postman Art in action

Also new on the walls was work by Winniemmay, as a group we did spot the artist installing a few of these on Saturday, so it was nice to see the finished articles.

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I roll and fall – Winniemmay

Winniemmay put one of her paste ups over a large freehand painted portrait she did late last year but had accumulated a number of tags and stencils, she told us “everyone else has gone over me, why can’t I?”

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Let’s get messy you & me – Winniemmay

We love Uberfub’s sequined skulls and there evidently have been more than one dance macabre over the past week.  A couple of skulls born early last week (instagram) had disappeared by Saturday, been laid to rest perhaps.  On Sunday the largest sequinned skull I have seen loomed over Brick Lane reminding us to “Scrap Brexit”.

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Scrap Brexit – Uberfubs

On Saturday morning we came across a new sculpture by the Italian duo UrbanSolid.  It was as single brain emitting a wifi hotspot signal, very clever.  It was also, as you can see below “signed”.  Overnight that single brain hotspot had grown to a multi coloured quartet.

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UrbanSolid Saturday 1piece

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UrbanSolid 4UP on Sunday

Benjamin Irritant highlighted his loathing of the “want it all, want it now” society we live in with this message in screaming capital letters nicely framed on a distressed door panel, again on Brick Lane.  Several other new paste ups by Benjamin were spotted.

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CONSUME DESTROY TOMORROW TODAY – Benjamin Irritant

Finally, a few dental additions appeared in Shoreditch on Sunday.

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Sweet Toof

On Sunday I spotted 28 new pieces of street art that I had not seen before despite having had a good look at all those walls just the day before.  This was just a small sample of Shoreditch’s street art hinterland, there was almost certainly much more art put up on other walls in the area.  This daily evolution and transformation of the street art is typical of Shoreditch, now it’s your turn to go out and enjoy it!

Links:

The Postman Art  Instagram

Winniemmay Instagram

Uberfubs Instagram

UrbanSolid instagram

Benjamin Irritant Instagram

Sweet Toof Instagram

All photos Dave Stuart (Instagram)