Street Art Adventures: Shoreditch, London

East London: Bricklane. Shoreditch. Alternative. Hipster (please don’t be offended) … Words to describe such a location. To me, what comes to mind is STREET ART, BABYYYY! Ya buddyyyyyy! My Sunday FUNDAY was not filled with shopping in markets, rather it was exploring what the East End of London had to offer… and that was URBAN ART GALORE. All the MAJOR names were present. Check below to see a glimpse of what I saw, but if you’re ever in the hood spend a few hours. Look up, look down, go down alleys (not at night) and seriously see this rad and diverse works ranging from stencil grafts to wheat pastes, to mixed media works!! Enjoy!

ROA:

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Jana & JS:

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DSCREET:

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Alexis Diaz:

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C215 aka Christian Guemy:

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STIK:

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Graffiti Life:

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and lastly, I came across some unknown artist that is tagging and making works entitled “ART is TRASH” using found garbage on ze streets of London compiling them into works of “ART” – dare I say (more on these works to follow within the week).

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Remember kids, one man’s trash is another man’s TREASURE. HAPPY HUNTING, and may the odds be ever in your FAVOUR!

XX, DP

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Where Do You Buy Your Prints? A Guide to Buying Great Work at FAB Prices. Cha-Ching $$

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Recently, I have become a fan of collecting prints. Since I am a student, this is my best way of collecting ART. And since we all He(ART) Art – I thought I would share my favourite places for ordering prints at REASONABLE PRICE$… now doesn’t that sound fun?! I think so!

Prescription Art has works from Street Artist’s RUN to DSCREET, to SHUBY and MIGHTY MO. The works range in price from a mere 60£ (sometimes less when they are on SALE – YES I SAID SALE) to works that range in the 1,000s. A fabulous collection of prints, especially urban art based can be found and purchased here. A website you MUST check out.

Buckshot Prints is another great website to find street art/urban art based prints are GREAT prices, although their collection is nothing compared to that of Prescription Art –  they still have SUPER works at INSANE prices – especially considering all works are signed and numbered! LOVE. (I just ordered my first RISK initial print from them – stoked for it’s arrival)

Or sometimes the best way to order prints is through artist’s run websites: such as Buff Monster’s newest site (All My Favorite Flavors Print above), as well as one of my FAVOURITE street artist Free Humanity’s website store as well – where you can find prints such Yoda Paint Saber (below) for a mere $50 dollars.

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According to the Street Art legend himself (follow him on instagram @FreeHumanity): “When you buy this print you are not just buying a piece of art work, you are supporting street art to thrive and sustain.
You are saying No to Social Manipulation and Yes to the Awaking of the Mind. You Can help plant positive seeds of your own by supporting The Free Humanity Campaign keep Conscience Art on the Streets.”

Lastly, If you’re out of school and looking for let’s say a more classic collection of prints of per say like Robert Indiana, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Matisse, and even Rembrandt, check out the fabulous website Printed-Editions. As a source for fine art prints, they have works from galleries all over the world at your finger tips ready for purchase.

Get Your Collection On Peeps, The Time is NOW. He(ART) the ART that you buy. Brighten up your homes. Brighten up your lives. Find an artist that makes you happy. Embrace it.

XX, DP