102. Moon Street (4)

This wall is famous. It is on the side of the Full Moon pub in Stokes Croft,  and is a favorite spot for street art. It is a great place to demonstrate the ever-changing nature of street art and graffiti walls.

'sandy claws', Moon Street, Bristo, December 2015l
‘sandy claws’, Moon Street, Bristo, December 2015l

Over the 2016 Christmas break, a ‘Sandy Claws’ character (from the Tim Burton film – The Nightmare Before Christmas) appeared on the recently plain painted wall. I don’t know the artist, but it looks like it was commissioned by the pub owners to draw attention to their Attic Bar.

Blank wall, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2016
Blank wall, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2016

A few days later the piece was gone and the wall painted over, and this is how it looks now.

SPQR Astronaut, Moon Street, Bristol, November 2014
SPQR Astronaut, Moon Street, Bristol, November 2014

However, I took a picture of the same wall in November 2014 and captured the SPQR ‘astronaut’ (which I had incorrectly believed to be a Banksy when I took the photograph). SPQR is a West Country ‘artisan’ who emulates the Banksy stencil style and dark humour. I’m not too sure who sprayed the embracing skeletons, but they rather tickle me.

It will be interesting to see what appears here next.

8.5/10 (astronaut)

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scooj

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.

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