Thursday, December 1, 2011

Street Art!

I had a great day yesterday, walking around Shoreditch photographing street art. I'd seen online that Gaia, the artist who created two prints I own and love, had just come through London and posted a big piece on Hackney Road. So finding that was my priority. That's it above.

Meanwhile I found lots of other great works, including this farmer-type guy. I don't know who's responsible for him, but the signature appears to read MAC. (As always, you can click on any photo to enlarge.)

These fish by Deadleg have taken over the gate where Ryan Callanan's watermelon used to be.

This beaver by Roa has been around a while, by the looks of it, but it's still an incredible piece!

This owl is by Don. Love the detail!

And this is by Malarky, whose murals -- with their characteristic fanciful animals -- are all over Shoreditch.

All in all, a very productive day! I came back with more than 100 good photos, which will keep me busy on Flickr in coming weeks.


  1. Stunning images here. I'm new to your blog. I relish the opportunities that street art can offer to the passer by. Art at your doorstep.

  2. Elisabeth, thanks so much for stopping by! I agree -- good street art is remarkable, and all for free!

  3. These are exquisite! Wow.

    I think the "farmer" guy is a cowboy, yes?

  4. Wouldn't it be fun to gather all these artists for a discussion of what motivates and inspires them to do what they do so well? Graffiti is one of those things that seem to permeate every culture.

  5. Reya: Funny you say that. I originally titled that photo "cowboy" on Flickr, but then I thought I shouldn't assume anything based on just a broad-brimmed hat!

    Barbara: I'm always interested to read about the artistic process! Graffiti is ubiquitous and growing, all over the world -- it's a universal blessing and curse, both.

  6. Great photos.I'd love to see all of them.

  7. Very cool! As you know I do a lot of snapping of street art here in Los Angeles -- over the summer there was a fantastic exhibit at the modern museum devoted to graffiti and its influence on culture, how it sprang up and who the big guns are --