JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015

50. Culver Street

It is only right to mark my 50th street art post with my favourite stencil artist. JPS, an adopted son of Bristol is from nearby Weston-super-Mare, where several of his works adorn the holiday town streets.

JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015

This incredibly detailed stencil, ‘Spartacus’ is a tribute to the Welsh actor Andy Whitfield who played the star role in the Starz TV production of Spartacus. He died in 2011 aged 39 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015

I was lucky enough to photograph this work a day or two after it was completed on 13 April 2015. It is the detail of the clothing and belt that I think marks out JPS as an incredible talent.

JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015
JPS, Culver Street, Bristol, September 2015

The ‘Spartacus’, on the wall of the Queen Shilling night club, is only yards away from another JPS I posted on 8 July 2015.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “50. Culver Street”

  1. Congrats on your 50th street art post–keep ’em coming. He is very talented but not as well know as some other stencil artists from that area.
    I didn’t realize that graffiti artists did so many tributes until I saw your posts. Or are the Bristol area artists more part of the community and therefore do more tributes than other areas?

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    1. Thanks, I think the street art community is very tight in Bristol, and the authorities very permissive, which brings a close bond between the artists and their community. It is kind of ‘our thing’, if you know what I mean.

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