Street Art: Andy Council’s Dinosaur Made From London Buildings

The STREETFEST event in Spitalfields last week threw up some interesting new street art. One of the highlights has to be the Ouranosaurus, created by Andy Council.

This clunky beast is a Frankenstein’s monster of London buildings, past, present and future, with a spine based on Tube trains. The more you look, the more you see. Is that the Pan Peninsula building serving as part of the pelvis? St Mary Le Bow at the tip of the tail? And then there’s the back plates, all identifiable as skyscrapers lost, present or yet to come.

In fact, it reminds us of the London Monster, a creature from our archives, stitched together in Photoshop.

Remember the name: Andy Council. He’s given us a sneak peak at another London project he’s working on, and it’s truly special. More on that in August.

In the meantime, the artist has a limited edition (30) series of prints of his original ouranosaurus (reproduced below) for sale. They’re just £30 and come with the artist’s signature. Contact him at  andrew.council@gmail.com

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  • Dominic Ellison

    Where exactly is it? Is there an address?

    • Anonymous

      It’s a temporary piece for the festival. There’s no location where it can now be viewed, although prints are available.

  • Dominic Ellison

    Where exactly is it? Is there an address?