olympic correspondence: street art

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ROB MABEE, AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART

ROB MABEE, AXIS CONTEMPORARY ART

So here we are at day 10 of the Olympics and I've been at 10 events, nearly every London olympic venue, and have been simultaneously energized and knackered. Going into the next week I won't be going to as many events so I'm looking forward to some more time to explore London.
In my neighborhood here in east London I'm always on photo safari for examples of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields street art. This neighborhood has become an international hub of legal and illegal street art over the past twenty years or so. Originally in the early 90s as an inexpensive area for artists to live and work, artists like Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and Banksy made their mark on what was then a blank canvas of a neighborhood. Today, the trendy area is saturated and clearly established as the Mecca of London street art.