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Caution Clet Abraham Overhead

A new haul of Clet Abraham traffic sign stickers has appeared overnight on Brick Lane. Clet Abraham is always a favourite on the street art tour with a number of his stickers dating from 2013 surviving.   Clet Abraham’s stickers have appeared on previous visits in many parts of London including Shoreditch (of course), Soho, Putney and even that well known street art hotspot Belgravia.

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Clet Abraham, Brick Lane, Shoreditch,Traffic sign, sticker, intervention, subversion, humour, Street Art Tour, street artist,

This set of 8 stickers were all spotted close to the location of Moniker Art Fair, the urban art satellite fair taking place this weekend as part of London’s art week. I have seen only one of this set before in London, it’s always a delight to find a new clutch from this talented street artist.

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Clet Abraham has work on the Graffik Gallery stand at Moniker Art Fair, details of which were mentioned in a blog post a couple of days ago.

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Graffik Gallery have announced today what they curiously describe as an official party to take place at Graffik’s premises in Portobello Road on Saturday 17th October, 7pm – 11pm. No prizes for guessing where Clet Abraham might be this evening adding his humorous intervention to traffic signs.

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Clet Abraham flashbacks;

London 2103

By The River, Putney 2013

Graffik Gallery,

284 Portobello Road, London W10 5TE

Moniker Art Fair

Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

hasty “walk by” photos: Dave Stuart aka NoLionsInEngland

 

London Designated Curfew Zone by Street Artist Dr D

London has a designated Curfew Zone thanks to one of our best street artists Dr d.

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Curfew Zone, Dr D

Sadly when discovered on a rush to catch the last tube the cold sleet that had been falling steadily had made the top corner of the paste up peel away but  a passing kind young lady who didn’t run off with my phone when my back was turned helped with taking a photograph.

Dr D is lampooning police Stop and Search Powers using the format of the official warning signs which ring London’s Congestion Charging Zone.

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Congestion Zone portal

For a full run down on the brilliance of Dr D’s subversive street art and examples of his previous gems, check Graffoto Blog.

all photos: NoLionsInEngland (with anonymous passerby help gratefully received where noted!)

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Clet Abraham Street Art Stickers in Putney, London

An trip to Putney on the banks of the River Thames in West London highlighted how far and wide Italian street artist Clet Abraham has scattered his wonderful road sign subversions.

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Putney crucifixion

We reported last year on the fruit of Clet Abraham’s visit to Shoreditch and the City district here.

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Clet Abraham, Putney

Apart from sighting the rich crop deposited around Shoreditch last November, we have seen Clet Abrahams stickers on signs from The City to Oxford St and Soho to Sloane Square.

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Cornucopia of signs

At last, another thing to smile at in Putney apart from Chelsea tractors caught by a rising tide on the river bank.

All photos: NoLionsInEngland

Fantastic Street Art Takeover of Fly Posters In Shoreditch

The curious interaction between fly posting and street art will be familiar to most visitors of the Shoreditch Street Art Tour and some will have seen the exciting street art of Art Is Trash.  On yesterday’s walk we found a collection of fly posters spectacularly modified by Art is Trash

The flesh toned fly poster adverts unashamedly exploit female nudity to sell something so Art IS Trash has added his trademark wild eyed characters and flesh stripped bones to turn the advertising into a wild tableau of the surreally cartoonish grotesque.

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Subverted Fly Posters

When a street artist takes over a legal paid for hoarding we call that an appropriation, and when the artist modifies  the original image we call that a subversion.  When a street artist takes over an illegal fly poster, we use the expression “ha ha, revenge at last!”

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Here is what the fly posters look in their original state.

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Original Fly Poster for..Bolshle?

You can find our previous reportage on Art is Trash’s street art on Vandalog here, and his recent gallery show was covered by me on Graffoto here.