Last call with much love barking out 2016

Posted in Buildings, Dog, innocent bystander, London, observation with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2017 by lkthayer

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dscf3787cI leave you my good friends out from 2016 with these snaps and wish you all a very Happy New Year ahead…..

~ Snaps & best wishes by Mitch Hicks ~

Almost there!

Posted in Artwork, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 19, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf4946eApproaching the end of a year of a few thousand snaps and with thoughts of the many snaps I have not shown. The artwork of JXC snapped in Leake Street is one I want to share, as it shows so much emotion in such a troubled world. Quite an eventful year of travel for me, but my mind and body deeply feels the pain of decline… Not sure that I  can add much more to this blog anymore. Your support has always been so heartwarming, thanks…

May I wish you all a very happy festive safe and enjoyable countdown to the end of 2016… Quite a year in many ways…….

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

STIK needs your help please

Posted in Artwork, Big Trouble!!!, Street Art with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2016 by lkthayer

Community street artist STIK a true champion of helping the homeless and the forgotten! Needs just a couple of clicks of your time to undo an injustice of stolen art from the young folks of Gdansk in Poland. Please could you sign the petition to get the mural back from a London gallery…. The story and petition can be found by clicking the link below.

 

https://www.change.org/p/andrew-lamberty-return-our-community-mural?recruiter=538476896&utm_source=share_for_starters&utm_medium=copyLink

stikneedshelpPhoto of the missing artwork in Gdansk from the petition website

On a lighter note, great news that STIK authenticated a piece of his artwork Magpie, painted on a wooden panel for the Magpie Social Centre during 2009 in Bristol. STIK gave his help in raising £35,000 with the December 8th sale at the Phillps Auction House, London.  The auction guide price went well above the £8,000 – £12,000 estimate and all the money raised (100%) went to the Magpie Social Centre, a charity in need of a new home.

https://www.phillips.com/detail/STIK/UK010816/90?fromSearch=stik&searchPage=1Phillips

Comments by Mitch Hicks (don’t forget to sign the petition folks)

I’ve been waiting….

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , on December 6, 2016 by lkthayer

dsc03990bbOrignal sketch looking down from the Village Underground at the King John car park and Shoreditch beyond. Drawn by John Dolan with collages added by other street artists.

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Snaps taken in the King John car park 3rd Decemember 2016

I’ve been waiting a couple of years to get into the King John car park off Holywell Lane. The car park is now a building site of regeneration. But I took my chance to slip thru a broken barrier fence to snap the remaining artwork left on the walls. Quite a few of the snaps were painted by  local artist Jim Vision. Sorry I can’t credit the other artists… Over the years there have been many murals painted here. Access has always been a problem due to the security car parking gate attendants keeping us snappers out!!

dsc02215Village Underground wall facing the car park snapped in 2013

Snaps & Comment by Mitch Hicks

What took my eye in Charlton

Posted in Food For Thought, Football, innocent bystander, London, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , , on December 4, 2016 by lkthayer

charltonCharlton and MK Dons football supporters enjoying pre-match chips. Police Women on horses chatting away  casting a lovely shadow on the wall.

Snaps taken on 3rd December 2016 by Mitch Hicks

What is existence?

Posted in Charity Shop, Collage, London, observation, Sticker, Transport with tags , , , , on November 29, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf2387bFinding the answer on the streets of Whitechapel

Collage snap by Mitch Hicks

Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!

Posted in Artwork, Big Trouble!!!, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , on November 27, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf3589bRabbit or Hare it’s still there!….. Belgian street artist Roa painted this lovely piece along the Hackney Road in 2009. So well-loved by the locals and street art fans alike. The local council took a different view in 2010 and demanded the owners of the wall to remove or cover it up… People power won the battle to save the artwork with over 2,000 signatures petitioned against the council having their way!!! It’s now becoming quite rare to see street art surviving so long, but Roa is such a respected artist that you can still find more of his artwork in situ years after they were painted. Weathering and mindless tagging are slowly defacing this mural, but at least it’s still making folks smile as they walk and drive past.

Snapped on the evening of 19th November 2016 & comment by Mitch Hicks