Wednesday 12 June 2013 – Shoreditch(ish)
I follow a number of blogs and Bookface pages that have references to the London street art scene and yesterday I saw a photo of RUN painting the large wall at Village Underground. This wall is curated by Street Art London and features a different artist each month. I decided that today’s walk would be a street art walk back in the area around Shoreditch.
For a change I had a bit of a plan of things I wanted to see so I took the tube to Old St and walked down from there. I was looking for a piece on one of the side streets off of Old St, but could not find it, so not such a great start, though with the temporary nature of street art, there is a reasonable chance it had already been painted over.
I did find RUN easily enough, a little bit behind where he planned to be today, but working away on a new masterpiece.
I had a little look around the area towards Great Eastern Street and found some new characters by Space Invader.
A new piece by Otto Schade – thanks to Inspiring City Blog for giving me the name of the artist.
Curtain St mural.
When I was watching RUN paint I heard that Broken Fingaz were painting on a wall up Hackney Rd, painting over one of the few remaining Toasters in London. This shot was taken back in winter, which I guess is obvious from all the snow…
I will say the new piece was done at the request of property owner !
I also found this new piece by American artist Giai on a side street.
I wandered back down to Brick Lane as I wanted to photograph this Tame Iti (A controversial figure, well known to most New Zealanders) that I spotted when I was last here.
I wandered up and down some of the side streets around Brick Lane on the way to my final destination and found a few pieces I had not seen before. Starting with a ROA pig – on Bacon St 🙂
A new piece by Fin Dac
A Stik, I really like all the little Stiks drawn on the door.
I also discovered that RUN is the artist behind the telephones I first saw at Baroque the Streets a couple of weeks ago.
Another fabulous Daleast
And some quite cool little stickers by d7606
My final planned destination for the day was the exhibition at Stolen Space gallery and a visit to D*Face’s workspace upstairs.
It was a good day out and I will have to go back next week and see the completed RUN work, plus the recent ROA mural that was my original plan before I got distracted up Hackney Rd.