Meet: The Goat Statue, Brushfield St, London E1 6AA. Closest tube: Liverpool St, exit via Bishopsgate exit. Walk in the opposite direction from Heron Tower (the big one with the needle on top); Brushfield St is about 100 yards on the right hand side, the third road up from the station. It has a big church at the far end
New art and free art made this day another exciting day for guests of Shoreditch Street Art Tours.
Three guests went home as proud owners of new art by Sean Worrall, left as”Free art” on the streets of Shoreditch. In case you don’t know, some street artists like to leave art which people can find and collect, usually there is a message written on the back inviting the finder to help themselves to the art which is deliberatelyremovable, not permanently attached to the wall.
Sean Worrall has a #365artdrops (opens in a new page) project to leave 365 pieces of Free Art on the street usually painted on materials found on the streets then returned to the streets. Guests have in the past found pieces of Sean’s work as reported HERE .
Sunny likes #365artdrops
This was day 2 of life on the street for an installation piece by street artist Sell Out. Sell Out’s image, a framed collage, reproduces the cockerel familiar to millions of us from breakfast cornflakes packets. Written in the frame is the repeated refrain “I hate cereal”. Sell Out is referencing the protest last Saturday night against gentrification in the area which resulted in the Cereal Killers café on Brick Lane being defaced with paint. You decide how you interpret Sell Out’s take on that event! Suffice to say, a number of Sell Out’s customary paper butterflies were flying out of the frame of the image, originally blu-tacked (is that a verb?) to the wall but this afternoon lying on the floor (photo below taken yesterday morning) and some guests helped themselves to those butterflies as Sell Out has always intended in the past.
Sell Out’s work has been featured a few times before on our blog here
The new art? An incredibly exciting discovery of new bronze castings by Jonesy!
Found Art, art left on the streets by artists specifically for members of the public to find and keep for free is always incredibly exciting. “PLEASE TAKE” says the inscription on the rear of this piece, the invitation could not be more precise.
London based artist Sean Worrall has embarked on a 365artdrop project which sees him leaving little nuggets painted on found materials around London for people to collect.
Sean Worrall #365ArtDrops
This little gem is going to get a good home with Daniel and Anat in Tel Aviv
We previously found number 22 in the #365artdrop series having a crafty cigarette outside a pub, Sean commented that this piece appeared to have gone off for a beer because he hadn’t dropped it at this spot.
#365ArtDrops number 22
Sean has been connected with a very energetic artist run space in East London and has previously supported causes such as the Save The Southbank Undercroft campaign. You can find details of Sean’s project and it’s progress HERE (perhaps better in chronological order here) and keep your eyes peeled, you may just spot one yourself if you pay enough attention to your urban surroundings in London
previous examples of some of the gorgeous Found Art that guests on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour have taken home with them can be seen HERE.
French street artist Alex Trema is in London placing pieces of free art on the streets as part of a project he dubs “Take me”. Today Shoreditch Street Art Tours’ guests came across a piece of Alex’s art packaged up on the streets and they did exactly that, they took it!
Alex conceived his project while in New York in late Spring of 2013 and has placed free art in Paris, Marseille, Napoli, Lille, Milan and now London! The London version consists of an image of the late West London icon Joe Strummer, singer with The Clash.
Alex likes to see the public becoming a part of his project with their participation in photos of them with the art on the streets, so in his terms our guests are officially a piece of art, but they knew that anyway!