Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016

283. The Bearpit (21)

In Bristol, most of the political street art seems to be created by stencil specialists. I guess the technique lends itself to writing messages and combining them with famous, iconic or striking figures.

Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016
Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016

In this beautifully executed example by Dice 67, we see a homeless man holding up a banner, while behind him there is a group of Tory politicians, in what appears to be a police line up. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Gove, Hunt, Osborne and one other. The Tory manufactured mantra since the coalition has been ‘we’re all in it together’. Obviously it is not the case, as the wealthy continue to get wealthier and the poorest in our communities are dropping through the cracks.

Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016
Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016

Whether I agree or not with this piece is irrelevant in so much as it is a fantastic work and worthy of greater exposure. Dice 67 is a brilliant stencil artist, and I always love it when he visits Bristol and leaves something like this behind.

Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016
Dice 67, The Bearpit, Bristol, June 2016

He signs off the piece with his usual spray cans. A great work.


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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.

5 thoughts on “283. The Bearpit (21)”

  1. Hi thanks for your kind words about my work, its much appreciated. The Were all in it together refers to the crimes and theft they are all up to. From election fraud, dishonest selling of our national assets to their friends and cronies, tax fraud, robbery of the british institution of BHS by Phillip Green, attempted sell off of our schools , discrimination of the poor sick and disabled, hate speech, unlawful killing of innocents at home and abroad, treason etc etc. I am hoping to visit Bristol again soon to paint before Upfest if I cann find a good wall. Thanks again for your support

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    1. Great to get the background on the piece. I am saddened by the state of politics in the UK. I could add to your list many times over. If you felt comfortable with it, I’d love to do a short interview with you for the blog (I am not a professional – this is all just because I am interested) maybe to accompany your next Bristol piece? Maybe chat off line on my email whoisscooj@zoho.com


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