It looks like the clever French street artist Clet Abraham was at work in West London recently – perhaps he was in town for the bank holiday weekend?
Wandering through Chelsea on Monday with my parents who are over from New York, we spotted a few stickered signs in typical Clet style (Oakley Street and King’s Road). Then I found another two on my way home last night (Sumner Place) in South Kensington.
It’s great to see some street art on my side of the city for a change.
Clet and Ben Wilson’s recent chewing gum art trail down King’s Road may be some of the subtler styles (I’ve also spotted few Christiaan Nagel mushrooms perched on Chelsea rooftops), but it makes me hope for some colourful murals popping up around here eventually! Or at least a few small Pablo Delgado pieces please?
I’m positive there are plenty more Clet pieces hiding nearby and perhaps further afield. Have you spotted any recently?
The Olympics make for a whole new set of little London observations. Alex Ellison found this sign along the Regents Canal earlier this week:
What changes have you spotted in your area with the upcoming Olympics? Not too much down here at the moment, but upcoming Wimbledon has brought fake grass and lots of massive advertisements to Southfields station…
It’s amazing how shamelessly open these places are, but you see them all over London – not only in Soho and Chinatown but in King’s Cross, the East End, Earl’s Court… Here’s a few more signs from Chinatown.
I’ll be doing a Listen to a Londoner post – the last one before I leave London – next Saturday, so I invite you to throw questions at me to answer through this week. I’ll pick 10 of the best for Saturday. Leave them in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org