Chance Street, Shoreditch

More street art from East London, September 2016

below: Paste ups on a door

a door with pasteups on it, between a black wall and a wall that is painted in red, pink and yellow. One of the paste ups is of a black man in a military uniform in a gilded frame. The word rai is written on top of it.

close up of the paste up - a door with pasteups on it, between a black wall and a wall that is painted in red, pink and yellow.

below: By number 57, a mask by Crisp

a 3D mask graffiti piece mounted high on a wall, painted in white, turquoise and purple patterns. The number 57 is beside it.

below: Dressed in orange robes and running shoes…
with a hope of peace, by Unify

a streeet art pice on a door, a person in a long orange robe is standing, holding a sign with a red peace symbol on it. A work by unify

below: A large hedgehog by ROA

a very large hedgehog in black, white, and grey, painted on the side of a building, by street artist roa. Some tags and throwup graffiti across the bottom.

below: All on a grey fence

  1. A large  love card, a king and queen perhaps.
  2. Two drawn portraits by Veil.  [how to be invisible: have a name that returns millions of hits when you search for it, none of them yours]
  3. A cartoon character wearing a London Bobby hat… the words at the bottom say “at a tremendous speed the rocket zips into space 1993.”
  4. A collage of many photos of a man’s neck and ear, a studded collar and a woman’s fingers with long fingernails, all in a sickly green colour.
  5. Some ace nylon stickers.

5 pasteups on a grey wood fence. On the left a playing card of two people cheek to cheek with an L and a red heart. Also two drawings, portraits of men, by veil,

below: Silently standing still, cowboy and mannequin.

a pasteup of a black and white print of a cowboy, not quite life sized, with cowboy hat and vest. The paper is starting to peel away at the edges. A sticker of a blue and white partially peeled banana has been stuck on him. Beside him is a male mannequin in a store window.

below: Reading comics together

a group of comic book heros is reading a comic book together, The Hulk, a man with laser vision, Thor, and a man with a blue costume and an S on his hood.

 

looking down Chance Street in Shoreditch, a few people walking on the narrow street, the buildings on the left are covered with murals. The first is aboriginal symbols in white, green and brown on a black background. THe second is in bright shades of blue, red and yellow.

graffiti on a black metal door, a face with big red glasses

graffiti on a brick wall including a little stick figure man with a large head by n'ice pops, and the words no stopping

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Bacon St., Shoreditch

As you can see, Bacon Street is E1 London.  It’s another street that runs east from Brick Lane, this time just north of the overground tracks.

London street sign, Bacon St., E.1 with its Arabic counterpart below it. Also, a PANIC sign that is supposed to look like a street sign under that.

below: Two owls, mirror images of each other; “You know the day divides the night and night divides the day.  Try 2 run, Try 2 hide, Break on through to the other side”

street art mural of two owls with text, one owl is black on white and the other is white on black. They are mirror images of each other. The text says You Know the day divides the night and night divides the day

below: A portrait, a tribute to Charlie Burns 1915-2012.  Charlie, The King of Bacon Street, was the oldest man on the street.  He used to sit in the backseat of his daughter’s car and watch the world go past on nearby Brick Lane.  The car was parked in front the family business, C.E. Burns & Sons, a second hand furniture store.

large mural portrait of Charlie Burns 1914-2012

below: A pig on Bacon Street!  How apt.  It seems to have an admirer too!

black and white paste up of a pig below a window, looks like its sleeping on the sidewalk

below:  A collection of paste ups on a wall including a life sized young woman with long flowing orange hair by Saki & B where B is for bitches.   This piece is tamer than some of their other art as seen on instagram.  The greenish woman’s portrait is by georgie, another London based artist.

pasteups on a wall, a tall life sized girl by Saki & B, with long orange hair, yellow tights, black boots and a red dress, a woman's portrait in greenish tones by georgie artist, a phoebe, and a black and white pig,

below: A cat on the phone by d7606.

top part of a paste up by Saki & B along with a dagog cat upright on two legs, holding a phone and receiver.

below: In the bottom corner, a small ‘Rebel’ Phoebe New York

phoebe from new york pasteup with rebel sticker on her

below: Did you know that a serving size is 2010 skulls?  A poster left behind by Arrex when he visited London from Portland Oregon.

poster by arrex, or rxskulls, from Portland, Poison, and the nutritional content of it, e.g. calories,

below: I am not sure who painted the long necked white birds, but the portraits on the door are by Paul (Don) Smith and they were featured in a previous blog post.

a mural of long necked white birds in foilage, around a window and beside a door. On the door are two other pieces of street art, a portrait of two different people, a woman on the top and a man below.

four or five pieces of street art beside and above a store front where there is a lot of activity going, moving items, delivering items.

Photos taken September 2016

portraits in Shoreditch

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.

two street art portraits, on the right is character from the TV shaw the Avengers

below: The title on this one has been covered over I’m afraid.  Any ideas?

A couple, man and woman, portraits by Paul Don Smith, street art

below: Telly Savalas as  police detective Kojak, a TV series from the 1970’s.  “Who loves ya baby” was one of his catchphrases.

Kojak portrait, from the TV series, by Paul Don Smith

below: Statham, or Jason Statham, actor.  Kiss kiss bang bang.

street art portrait of a man with a gun to his head, Statham,

below: “The Message” a portrait of Malala, referring to Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for education for women and the youngest ever Nobel laureate.

portrait of Malala, by Paul Don Smith, street art, on a door

below: And one I don’t know.  Do you?

portrait of a woman, street art by Paul Don Smith in London, on a door

 

 

honouring Charlie Hebdo

On a wall on rue Gaby Sylvia in the 11th arrd. of Paris, there are five small portraits of  men who died in the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, 7 January 2015.

below:  Stephane Charbonnier, editor

small portrait of a man on a wall.  Hand drawn head and shoulder shot, framed with tiny pieces of mosaic tile - Charb

below: Five portraits on a wall

On a light brown stucco wall, sign for rue Gaby Sylvia, as well as 5 small portraits frames in tiny mosiac tiles

below: Bernard Verlhac ‘Tignous’, cartoonist

small portrait of a man on a wall.  Hand drawn head and shoulder shot, framed with tiny pieces of mosaic tile - Tingous

below: Jean Cabut, cartoonist

small portrait of a man on a wall.  Hand drawn head and shoulder shot, framed with tiny pieces of mosaic tile - Cabo

below: Philippe Honore, cartoonist

small portrait of a man on a wall.  Hand drawn head and shoulder shot, framed with tiny pieces of mosaic tile - Honore

below: Georges Wollinksi, cartoonist

small portrait of a man on a wall.  Hand drawn head and shoulder shot, framed with tiny pieces of mosaic tile - Wollinski

 

Vegas jam session

Guitar players hanging around outside Cowtown Guitars, South Main St. in Las Vegas.

below: Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop,  and Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin

portraits of two guitar players (head shots) on the outside of a guitar store - Steve Jones and Jimmy Page

below: Albert King (1923-1992) American blues guitarist and singer.

portrait of Albert King (head shot) on the outside of a guitar store

below: Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) blues guitarist, and Johnny Thunders (1952-1991) who played with both the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers.

portraits of two guitar players (head shots) on the outside of a guitar store - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Thunders

below: Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones

portraits of two guitar players painted on the outside of a store, Jimii Hendrix playing a white guitar and Keith Richards standing with his arms folded.

paintings by Fernando, 2014

signature at the bottom of a portrait of a guitar player, a hand holding a fender guitar is in the picture along with part of the brick wall of the building.