Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!

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

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2 Responses to “Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!”

  1. I love this piece too. And I always feel grateful that its still there, each time I pass. So many of the other walls have been painted over and have no art now. Long may it last.

  2. Yes very endearing and I just had to remove some of the tagging before showing this snap. Thanks Tanya for your thoughts.

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