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No Rest For The Wicked

Do you think street artists take a break over Christmas? Not a bit of it, we found some lovely fresh street art on the tour today which all appeared since yesterday.

D7606 was spied around town, for him it’s a pretty long trip to visit London and this time he brought this gorgeous collaboration with City Kitty of New York

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D7606 (UK) & City Kitty (NY)

Several new stencil and paste up multimedia combos from US West Coast WRDSMTH also appeared overnight, this modern world romantic twist was a new one not seen here before:

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WRDSMTH – instagram validation

It’s always good to see street artists seeing out the old year in style, look out for the Shoreditch Street Art Tour annual review appearing in the next few days.

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All photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

Alexis Dias and Elian Collaboration in Shoreditch

Alexis Diaz painted an elephant octopus combination that was an absolute wow with guests of Shoreditch street art tours. Painted with his very detailed intricate ink based cross hatching, the detail left no one in any doubt that Alexis Dias is a great artist.

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Alexis Dias/La Pandilla- 2013

That was in July 2013, it lived a good life but eventually was painted over by the next artist, Rone actually, in April 2014. The image became quite iconic, guests on the tour still enquire “where is the octopus – elephant?”. Well the good news is that same wall has been refreshed again and the work is truly stunning, with thanks to Martin Lee for his great photo of Shoreditch Street Art Tours in action waxing lyrical .

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Alexis Dias/Elian detail. Photo courtesy Martin Lee

This of a beautiful collaboration between Alexis Dias and Elian of Argentina, Diaz painted the stunningly detailed heart with an eye at its centre and Elian painted the intensely colourful abstract geometric background.  Along with several other artists, these guys were in town for a group gallery show at MYA Gallery highlighting the work of several Latin American artists, curated by Maximiliano Ruiz (his book Graffiti Argentina is well worth tracking down).

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Elian/Alexis Diaz

photos: Dave Stuart except Martin Lee where noted

D7606 Pop Art On Shoreditch Walls

Among the street artists featuring on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour walks, D7606 is always a favourite for the simple witty ideas, the colours and the collaborations.  With the most recent crop of Marilyn as Valentine Cowgirl, D7606 has kicked the Warholian pop art imagery up another level.  The locations are also superbly “storied” street art sports, particularly the “Glory Portal” doorway.

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D7606 also featured in my “25 Shoreditch Street Artists You Need To Know”  feature for Complex website, click HERE

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Twiggy at the post box

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Feminine icons in phone boxes