Alphahol, Ludlow Close, Bristol, July 2019

2339. Ludlow Close

I shared a great walk with fellow street art photographer, Paul, around St Paul’s a couple of weeks back, and this stunning wheatpaste/stencil had us both stumped. Obviously it is a picture of Haile Salassie, but the untitled piece left us with a bit of a mystery.

Alphahol, Ludlow Close, Bristol, July 2019
Alphahol, Ludlow Close, Bristol, July 2019

After a bit of a social media hunt, I tracked down the artist as Alphahol, who I believe is based in Blackburn, so he must have come down to Bristol for the St Paul’s Carnival. I know nothing more about the artist. The piece has some similarities with the work of Stephen Quick and even more so About Ponny. To turn a fabulous stencil piece into a wheatpaste is a technique used by several artists and an effective way of gaining reach for the art. I have to say I think this is an absolute cracker and a perfect location/time for the piece. Come back and visit soon.

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

5 thoughts on “2339. Ludlow Close”

  1. I had forgotten about this piece to be honest, although I know I still have so many to post from that walk that I would most surely have found it again at some point.
    Well done on finding out who did it
    Much respect as always

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