London Street Art – Various Artists

An added bonus of a trip back to the UK to visit family and friends was an opportunity to walk the streets of East London taking photos of Street Art.

Street Artists have definitely been busy in London over the last year, especially in the lead-up to the Olympic Games, despite warnings from the authorities.

Where artists have appeared on the blog before through their work in Berlin I have linked back to the relevant posts, just click on the artist’s name.

Ben Slow

Shouting: A skinhead and an Islamist extremist - Street Art by Ben Slow in East London

AliCé

Kissing Couple on a Bench - Street Art by Alicé in East London

Girl in a bandana (Nina Guemy) - Street Art by Alicé in East London

Mr. Fahrenheit

It was great to see so much work by Mr. Fahrenheit (this isn’t all that I saw), much of which I had seen pictures of on Picturing England.  There’s quite a lot of his work on the streets of Berlin (some just metres from my flat) and I’ve been saving up photos to do a profile of the artist.

Dick und Doof (Laurel & Hardy) do the Olympics - Street Art by Mr. Fahrenheit in East London

Audrey Hepburn - Street Art by Mr. Fahrenheit in East London

Jimi Hendrix - Street Art by Mr. Fahrenheit in East London

ROA

Giant Crane - Street Art by ROA in East London

This piece by ROA was the subject of an online petition and protest when the council covered it with a hoarding advertising Brick Lane as the ‘curry capital’.  Thankfully, the council saw sense and uncovered the piece when they realised the strength of the public outcry.

Hedgehog - Street Art by ROA in East London

Birds - Street Art by ROA in East London

There are 2 birds in this ROA piece but new brickwork has been added and left significant gaps in the artwork.

Rat - Street Art by ROA in East London

Jana & JS

Photographer - Street Art by Jana & JS in East London

Head in Hands - Street Art by Jana & JS in East London

Swoon

Kneeling Child - Street Art by Swoon in East London

Brothers - Street Art by Swoon in East London

This Swoon papercut appears as part of a piece in my Berlin Street Art – Various Artists post.

CRISP

Yoda Protesting for the Occupy movement - Street Art by CRISP in East London

I saw so much great Street Art in a couple of days walking around London that I’ve had to split the photos I took into a number of posts, so expect some more London Street Art tomorrow and next week.

4 thoughts on “London Street Art – Various Artists

    1. andBerlin

      I saw so much stuff in such a short time. It was strange to be walking along streets that I know so well and seeing the new pieces that have gone up there. Love your photo and can see a similarity but not sure it’s Swoon – it’s great either way though!

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    1. andBerlin

      I love going East too. I used to spend lots of time doing that in London and now I do the same in Berlin. It was great going back to some old familiar streets last week and seeing how much had changed.

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