I was lucky enough to run into Hemper as he was painting this humorous piece on the M32 roundabout. It was a rather overcast day and I had the dog with me for company. Hemper stopped for a chat, and I learned a little bit more about him and his work. He is a real gentleman and was more than happy to make time.
The piece itself is a bit of a departure for this prolific street artist because of the inclusion of two characters. What was interesting was that Hemper, well known for freestyling his work was using pictures on his phone to get the characters right. Some may have spotted that they are Mark Zuckerberg on the left and Jeff Bezos on the right – great to see caricatures of two of the wealthiest people on the planet dissing each other’s businesses.
In between the two characters Hemper has written SERFS, no need for any picture prompts here and the whole thing is painted in front of a backdrop of gold coins, lovely gold coins. Yet another Hemper stunner.