In Search Of...
Recently I have been travelling a lot. From Gainesville, Florida, through Georgia, Tennesee, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. When I reached the UK, I travelled to many cities including Birmingham, London, Brighton, Leeds and then over to Dublin.
During this period, Blake and I discovered some great street art. In New York we went in search of work from the artist Neckface and were rewarded with finding one of his famous scrawls on a large wall behind the Tennement Museum. We also stumbled across some great wheat pastes of bear and a bison which we thought could have been the work of another local artist, Swoon. And of course Shepard Fairey had left his mark with numerous Obey Giant stickers and wheat pastes.
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In London, we went on a well beaten track in search of some of Banksy's work. We found a couple of stencils of rats on South Bank, opposite the Houses Of Parliament and in Brighton we saw the famous kissing policemen which dissappointingly was obscured by a wheeley bin and some pallets. After removing the said rubbish, we found a protective perspex cover, which seemed a little too 'museum like' for Banksy's style. But we went home happy after seeing some really impactful work, with a clear message.
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Dublin too had a great array of work and styles. It seemed many of the artists had taken to a new method of street art, which involved wheat pasting an image to a tile and then fixing the tile to the designated area. Around the Temple Bar area we saw some Faile stickers, and some unknowns which had great style and managed to pop up everywhere we went.
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