Showcasing recently shot photographs of graffiti by Buddz909, Delete, HowAboutNo, Joeppo, Leeone102 and NoLionsInEngland (a group of “hardcore devotees of the capital’s street art and graffiti scene” and “buddies for a long time”), London Walls opened last night at the ICA and will be on view only until 27 February.
With a short run suggesting the temporal nature of street art, the exhibition offers an insiders’ view of the more artful aspects of vandalism in our city. True fans of graff may find the ICA setting a bit out of place and sterile; a walk pretty much anywhere east of Old Street Roundabout would probably serve as a better intro to London street art. Still, the pics are good-n-glossy with a number thoughtfully capturing the interaction of Londoners and their cityscape.
The ICA is located on Pall Mall, SW1Y 5AH. London Walls runs until 27 February. More deets: www.ldngraffiti.co.uk/londonwalls.