I’ve not taken a street art tour for a couple of years, what with Covid and, well, Covid. And with all that’s happened I thought it was about time. They weather was lovely so I joined a group near Spitalfields market. There’s this goat statue alongside other commissioned pieces.
Nice enough but not when we were there for something different.
The thing about Street art is the variety.
There are graffito painters, stencillers and pasters. There are repetitors who have one image they repeat endlessly. Or the thematics who take one picture and adapt it.
There’s humour and politics, human interest and cats. There are tiny pieces, sculptures and grand conceits. There are commissioned pieces, artists who use street art to promote a commercial show and the illegals. There’s even broccoli…
It’s a marvellous way to spend a sunny morning in the back alleys of East London.