As I walked around Shoreditch and other areas in east London, I saw a lot of portraits by street artist Paul ‘Don’ Smith. He’s been painting on the streets for more than 25 years, mostly portraits of famous people or characters from TV and movies. These are the ones that I saw (March 2016).
below: Two portraits side by side. On the right, from the TV series, The Avengers, Patrick Macnee as John Steed with Diana Rigg as Emma Peel. On the left is #wooshinism If I google that, I get photos of this portrait that people have posted on instagram.
below: The title on this one has been covered over I’m afraid. Any ideas?
below: Telly Savalas as police detective Kojak, a TV series from the 1970’s. “Who loves ya baby” was one of his catchphrases.
below: Statham, or Jason Statham, actor. Kiss kiss bang bang.
below: “The Message” a portrait of Malala, referring to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for education for women and the youngest ever Nobel laureate.
below: And one I don’t know. Do you?