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Born 2 B Mild

This beautiful piece of Free Art by HNGR Art finds itself a new home with the delighted Nastasja from Holland. “Born 2 be mild” says the cute canvas, you can’t go wrong with pussy cat art.

Free Art is art left out on the streets to be collected and many pieces of free art have been given a new home by guests taking the Shoreditch Street Art Tour.

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Delighted Nastasja

Nastasja deserved this lovely Free Art find for dressing warm and thoroughly enjoying Saturday’s chilly tour.

HNGR Art says on Facebook “abandoned in a London leisure centre car park over the summer”, poor kitten. Sounds like the art has an interesting history already.

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FREE ART- from HNGR

Links:

Stories about some of the Free Art collected by Shoreditch Street Art Tour guests: HERE

HNGR’s Facebook page: HERE

All photos by Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

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Shoreditch Free Art Finds New Homes

Street artists have been in generous mood leaving Free Art for people to collect and a couple of guests on this morning’s tour found themselves going home with new found art pieces.

First, Tindra found this curious burnt matchstick painted on glass which she hopes she can take home to Sweden.

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“He Tells me To Do It” – painting on glass

“He tell’s me to do it” [punctuation: artist’s own] – Some pyromaniac is blaming the Imaginary Friend, this will look great in a plain frame with the wall behind being set alight by the match.

Then Jennifer became the proud owner of the latest in a substantial line of free art by Sean Worrall deposited on the streets under the aegis of his #365artdrop project.

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Sean Worrall #365artdrops

Part 312 of 365 is going to find a new home in Missouri, USA.

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Delighted new owner Jennifer

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Sean Worrall “Please Take” #365artdrops

Previous #365artdrop discoveries by guests were mentioned on blog posts here: http://bit.ly/1M2nEnf

Sean updates his Facebook page and a photo album with the latest news on his #365artdrops project here: https://www.facebook.com/sean.worrall1

All photos: Dave Stuart

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Finding Free Art

New art and free art made this day another exciting day for guests of Shoreditch Street Art Tours.

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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.

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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 .

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Sunny likes #365artdrops

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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.

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Sell Out

 

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!

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Jonesy’s Oroborus

All photos: Nolionsinengland

Free Art Found. Again!

Guests on Shoreditch Street Art Tours have a long and happy streak of luck in finding art deliberately left on the streets of Shoreditch for collection.   The artist Sean Worrall is doing a special project throughout 2015 involving leaving 365 pieces of art out on the streets for people to find, take home and treasure.

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Sean Worrall Free Art #365artdrop

On the Shoreditch Street Art Tour today we found a new piece from Sean’s project.

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Lucas records the found art

Lucky guest Lucas liked this one and now the art has found a happy new home, nice one Lucas!

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Beaming Lucas with his new found treasure

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number 114/365

All photos: Dave Stuart

Free Art Finds Fresh Home – #365ArtDrops Sean Worrall

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.

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Please take!

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.

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Sean Worrall #365ArtDrops

This little gem is going to get a good home with Daniel and Anat in Tel Aviv

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Good find!

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.

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#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.

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French Street Artist Alex Trema Free Art Found!

 

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!

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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.

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Ours now!

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!

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La Famille Javary

French stencil artists remain a cut above!

Previous “Free Art” found on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour include works by Mr Farenheit and Skeleton Cardboard

Web link: Alex Trema

All photos by NoLionsInEngland using a Nokia Lumia 1020

Free Street Art by Mr.Farenheit Found in Shoreditch

One of the great joys of exploring street art around the east end of London is the un-expected discovery of some delicious work which you can and are supposed to take home and cherish.  Guests of Shoreditch Street Art Tours have found a really great piece of Free Art by the London stalwart Mr.Farenheit.

Street art is generally supposed be enjoyed by the public so Shoreditch Street Art Tours would never encouragethe theft of street art, so the tour group engaged in quite a discussion about what Free Art is and whether the piece we found was art the artist intended a lucky person to take and keep.

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Stepping back a bit, what the heck is Free Art?  Free Art is art that the artist does indeed intend a lucky person to find, collect and keep.   Artists use a code to signal that their art is intended to be free, which is that it is not painted on a fixed street surface, nor pasted, glued, nailed, welded or secured or fastened to the surface in any other way which would suggest that it was meant to stay there.

There were a number of clues suggesting this lovely work by Mr.Farenheit was indeed intended to go to a nice new home off the streets.  The first was that it sort of sat proud of the door’s surface like it was meant to be lifted, it didn’t look secured permanently to the surface.   Secondly, we are very familiar with the prolific Mr.Farenheit – you don’t get nominated in our Top 25 Shoreditch Street Artists for nothing you know – and his street art output is almost entirely stencilled or printed on paper, rarely if ever before have we seen it on cardboard.  The cardboard suggests it was intended to last longer, though “archival quality” would be an exaggeration.   Mr.Farenheit always pastes his paper art to the surface, looking into the gap behind this cardboard we could see that in fact it was just held on with Blutac.

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mine

When we did lift the cardboard off the door on the reverse was a “U So Porno Baby” Mr.Farenheit sticker effectively “signing” the art, no artist would “sign” the rear of a piece of street art that was intended to remain in situ.  Any lingering doubt was dispelled back at Shoreditch Street Art Tour’s bat cave when Mr.Farenheit’s online photograph collection revealed that he was indeed playing Father Christmas.

So, a very nice souvenir of London street art heads back to Bristol though you might infer from the second picture here, Nephew A may have disputed  Uncle B’s divine right to the piece [real names changed!]

This wasn’t the first piece of free art taken home by guests of Shoreditch Street Art Tours:

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Free Art Found!

Photos: NoLionsInEngland