Otto Schade has revisited a wall in Shoreditch that he used to paint frequently until abandoning it to paste up street art for a short while. Yesterday afternoon he returned to that spot and painted a new composition featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson reacting to a rat that has appeared on stage.
The last time Shoreditch Street Art Tours blog updated on Otto’s street art was February 2015, a look back at what Otto has done on that one spot since then is overdue. In February 2015 our last update ended with Otto creating this piece with the kids turning the tables on the kid’s entertainer:
That piece endured pretty well though by March 2017 it had suffered a few indignities.
Otto swiftly addressed that mess with greedy or desperate hands grasping at money distributed by a scarecrow.
That didn’t last too long, replaced by “David vs Goliath” in June 2017
That was taken out in August 2018 by someone holding a grudge against Otto, so Otto painted “Flies around shit” about giving vast military power to mindless idiots who might use it with reckless abandon.
The next update in March 2018 reflected on the impact of technology in turning citizens into passive voyeurs.
Then in October 2018 Otto somehow anticipated the impact drones would have on London airports in December 2018 when they caused the closure of Gatwick for 3 days resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
This lasted pretty much until May 2019 when a large throwie (tag) went over it followed by multiple paste ups, in this image most notably Laup Nosnibor.
All traces of Otto’s art had disappeared as evidenced fortuitously in this photo I took yesterday to capture the art adjacent to that spot
It was a little puzzle that after such prolonged use of he same spot with some many changes that Otto appeared to allow it to drift for over half a year but now normal service has been resumed.
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All photos: Dave Stuart
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