In the middle of South Street park, this hoarding really stood out from the crowd. The amazing gorillas by Lélé stopped people in their tracks, and the colours used looked much better than these pictures portray. I only know what I read about Lélé in the Upfest programme notes, and that is that he was born in Brittany in 1987.
It would seem he was inspired to paint monkeys with his own graphic identity on his way back from a long trip to South America. Well, whatever his inspiration, I think this piece is really good, and I spent quite a lot of time looking at it during the spraying and afterwards. I’d like to see more of his work.