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Random Graffiti Of The Week: Big Art Special

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By M@ Last edited 109 months ago
Random Graffiti Of The Week: Big Art Special
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2008 is shaping up to be the year that street art went truly mainstream in London. Currently, you can see Banksy at Selfridges, a half-mile tunnel of talent in Waterloo and, for the eagle-eyed, that subtle bit of wall painting at the Tate Modern.

Street art is also getting big in the more literal sense. Here are just a few of the supersized pieces around town at the moment. At the top of the page is a staggering mural by Parisian artist JR, near the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. This is the same guy who created the menacing black & white video camera dude on the front of the Tate Modern. Another example of his work, this time on Curtain Road, is shown below.

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Eine, an old stalwart of Shoreditch, is also scaling up his work, as can be seen in these recent additions to Old Street and Rivington Street.

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One of Eine's former canvases, on Holywell Lane, has recently been usurped by the ATG collective.

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Finally, a work of art so big it needed a video. Round the corner form Tate Modern, in Bear Gardens, 3ttman has filled in the windows of a derelict building with these Camdenesque pieces.

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Feel free to point us to other big-art graffiti in the comments.

Last Updated 26 May 2008