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Banksy on tap

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , on October 3, 2017 by lkthayer

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Five Banksy locations snapped in London on 30th September 2017 ~ Three around the Barbican ~ The Flower Painter in Bethnal Green ~ Phone Tap still in pristine condition can be found off Chrisp Street in Poplar. How long these and a few others in London will be on tap to freely view on the streets in situ remains to be seen!!!  

 

Comment & snaps by Mitch Hicks 

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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

Banksy reaching new heights

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Walk with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF9030eA one in a million chance that I stopped my car almost at the top of the Cheddar Gorge to get out and stretch my legs with a short scramble up the side of the rock face only to find the fading weathered words of a Banksy stencil “This is not a photo opportunity”. Also just below where I was standing, I saw two women climbing the rock face. I have blended a snap of one of the ladies with the Banksy snap to make this image…. Not tooooooo cheesy I hope…… And how did Banksy know I would one day bring my camera to this very spot?

Snap collage & comment by Mitch Hicks

Go West

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Banksy, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by lkthayer

DSCF9296dStik ~ Nelson Street, Bristol

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Sadly the Grim Reaper by Banksy in the top left side of the collage having been removed from the hull of the Thekla, now hangs inside the Bristol Life Gallery in the M Shed Museum, Bristol. John D’oh adds much humour with fracking good artwork! Local Bristol artist Cheo adds a buzz with his trademark bee!

 

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks, from a 3 day trip going west

Who painted Francis Bacon? No not Banksy!!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Banksy, Buildings, Head, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on May 15, 2016 by lkthayer

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Another by chance discovery… I was on my way to visit Christie’s auction house to see the upcoming sale of artwork by Stik.  I noticed this unlikely mural painted in posh Kensington by Jony Midnight from June 2015.  Not untill I got home from a busy day traveling around London exploring art in Kensington, Croydon, Forest Hill and Homerton did I find out that Francis Bacon lived in this expensive mews. I also noticed that the orignal mural did not have the figure of Francis Bacon featured at all… So who added the monochrome Francis Bacon….. Has Banksy been up to his old tricks?  

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Saatchi to Missing Banksy

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Banksy, Buildings, Collage, London, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2016 by lkthayer

Below are snaps taken from a trip to the Saatchi Gallery on 15th February 2016. Such is the amazing amount of diverse talented female artists currently being featured under three banners in the gallery: Champagne Life ~ RevelationsXX: A Moment in Time.  I have also added a collage snap I made using the outside of the building opposite the French Embassy in knightsbridge.  Banksy recently used this building for his now missing artwork depicting his distaste for the treatment of tear gassing refugees camped around Calais. All traces of the Bansky artwork have now been removed and new hoardings plus a coat of cream paint has been added.  Rather than show you that, I have placed some of my own snaps taken during the London trip to include more artwork seen inside the Saatchi Gallery and one from Tooting.  http://www.saatchigallery.com/

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DSCF2211eAlice Anderson

DSCF2072Jelena Bulatic

DSCF2065b Jerusalem Donkey ~  Mia Feuer ~ Champagne Life ~ Julia Wachtel

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DSCF2058cAnd yes there was once a Banksy here http://graffoto1.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/banksy-is-miserables-over-calais-jungle.html

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

 

Not quite Banksy on a rainy day!

Posted in arty farty, Banksy, Collage, Landscape, London, observation, Off The Wall, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 16, 2015 by lkthayer

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The above snap was taken on 13th  August 2015,  from the artwork of James Oliver I saw on display outside the closed Rise Gallery on a rainy day in Croydon. I was so gutted not to see the Banksy exhibition that was showing in the Rise Gallery that should have been open! Not sure why it was closed on the day of my visit…… But on a plus side I did get to see the funny surreal art of James Oliver screwed onto the outside wall of the gallery. Just what would Claude Monet make of this???? For more info on the art of James Oliver and the Rise Gallery click:  http://www.jamesoliverart.net/ http://rise-gallery.co.uk/

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks