There seem to be an extraordinarily large number of roadworks happening around the city at the moment (I put it down to council year-end spending), and my journeys to street art spots are being somewhat disrupted. Mostly this is an irritation, but in this instance I was diverted down a road I rarely drive along, and my prize was finding this magnificent Kosc piece that I have known about for a while, but just wasn’t too sure where it was.
Kosc has been knocking it out of the park lately with his distinctive black and white portraits set on a vibrant scarlet-orange background. This is a fabulous portrait of Lady G, Angela Frances, about whom I know precious little and am unable to find anything on the Interweb. The BS2 refers to the Bristol post code that covers much of the St Paul’s area, including Brigstocke Road.
Finding pieces like this, that are off the beaten track, is one of the most rewarding things about photographing and cataloguing street art, and this left a very large smile on my face.
Finding one Sepr piece is always a treat but to find three is like Christmas coming early, and Christmas certainly came early for me a week or two back. I had taken the dog for a road walk – it is way to muddy in most of the parks at the moment and I was weaving around aimlessly in St Paul’s when I came across Dicky’s Barbershop and these three new pieces.
Each of the window shutters and the door shutter has a different prime colour piece on it. The door in the centre on a yellow background has a lady with an umbrella petting her dog who is upright on his hind legs.
On the left of the door is the blue panel in which a man is sitting and reading a book while a little bird is perching on the top of the book and pooping on the man’s toes.
The third panel, to the right of the door is set on a red background and hosts another man sitting cross-legged listening to music on his earphones while two birds flutter around him, looking like they are enjoying the music too.
Quite what any of this has to do with a barbershop I don’t know, but it brightens the place up no end.