Archive for August, 2017

Tweeting Back

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Birds Of A Feather, innocent bystander, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2017 by lkthayer

I was bound to go back to Bristol to snap the finished artwork of Irony &  Boe from their collaboration along Back Road, during the Upfest 2017 street art festival. I guess this is a kind of tweeting so a birdie tells me!

 

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

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DJ Derek

Posted in Artwork, Banksy, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2017 by lkthayer

Two Bristol legends just a stones throw away came under my radar. One I was seeking out and one by pure chance. The mural above “One Love” is a tribute to a local man well-known in Bristol as DJ Derek. My pure chance discovery was painted by Serp, Deam2, Piro and Rpm on the side of a house along Richmond Avenue. I only discovered this artwork in my search for a very faded Banksy nearby under the St Andrews Street sign.  Another bonus to the left of “One Love” is a Stewy full size stencil tribute to DJ Derek. Sadly Derek went missing in 2015 and was found dead eight months later in March 2016 aged 78. The story of the ex accountant turned reggae DJ can be found on these two links. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/dj-dereks-death-confirmed-at-cribbs-causeway-1457700279/   https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/people/obituary-dj-derek/

Snap & comment by Mitch Hicks

What Banksy left behind at Upfest!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Street Art with tags , , , on August 2, 2017 by lkthayer

Bristol born and bred.. Banksy! Just maybe he had to leave a smile!

Comment & snap by Mitch Hicks