I’ve E-known Paul for a few years now. I think he’s the one who drew my eye to street art. That East End selection is spectacular.
Attitudes to street art seem to be changing. I was taking a photo of some wall art in an alleyway just off Hoxton Street in Hackney when an old woman, carrying her shopping into a nearby housing estate, walked past. “Lovely init,” she said in a Cockney accent, “a nice bit of graffiti for a change.” We stood together, two amateur art critics, admiring a strange supernatural-themed piece of art for a moment. “Not my cup of tea”, I said, “but it brightens things up.”
We went our separate ways, and I walked towards Shoreditch High Street and Brick Lane. This area has changed dramatically over the last few years, and now hosts more painfully trendy, upmarket bars, restaurants and private members clubs than you can shake a stick at…
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Oh I love street art!Thanks for posting this,Brian!
Don’t mention it Dina. All the merit goes to Paul.
Spectacular indeed. Particularly the last one of the girl with the umbrella against the print background.
All merit to Paul Allen. He actually introduced me to street art a few years back in one of his posts. I hadn’t paid much attention until then.
these are so beautiful!
Not mine though. They’re Pau Bell’s, an englishman currently living in Netherlands.