Thursday doors – 9 July 2020

Doors 114 – More street art doors

There is no end to my busy period, I rarely seem to have time to come up for air. I am writig this when I should be tucked up in bed. To make things easier for me until I get a bit of a break I have once again plundered my archives for some more street art/graffiti doors, first published in 2018. Enjoy…

Graffiti door, Lydstep Terrace, Bristol
Graffiti door, Lydstep Terrace, Bristol
Alex Lucas, Charlotte Street, Bristol, November 2017
Alex Lucas, Charlotte Street, Bristol, November 2017
Paul Monsters and Loch Ness, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Paul Monsters and Loch Ness, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Buff Monster, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Buff Monster, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Door, 161 Essex Street, New York
Door, 161 Essex Street, New York
Barcelona door, March 2018
Barcelona door, March 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
NEVERGIVEUP, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
NEVERGIVEUP, Moon Street, Bristol, April 2018
Unify, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Unify, Shoreditch, London, February 2018
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, April 2018
Andy Council, West Street, Bristol, April 2018

So that’s it for another week. I’m off fishing in Cornwall this evening and for the weekend… I’ll be thinking of you all.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 2 July 2020

Doors 113 – yep, you guessed it, some more archive street art doors.

I’ll not bore you with excuses. I’ve not had the time to photograph or prepare any new doors for you once again. I have had just about enough time to search out some I prepared earlier… much earlier – these ones first published in 2017/18:

3 Hawley Mews, Camden Town, London, Thursday Doors
3 Hawley Mews, Camden Town, London, Thursday Doors
Tristan Eaton, Little Italy, New York, October 2017
Tristan Eaton, Little Italy, New York, October 2017
Gnasher, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Gnasher, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Face the Strange and Codefc, Stucley Place, London, November 2017ERA PICTURES
Face the Strange and Codefc, Stucley Place, London, November 2017
Thursday door, Bradley Theodore, New York
Thursday door, Bradley Theodore, New York
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2017
Rezwonk, Moon Street, Bristol, October 2017
Caro Pepe and Age Age, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Caro Pepe and Age Age, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
DNT, Nelson Street, Bristol, November 2017
DNT, Nelson Street, Bristol, November 2017
Door, Moon Street, Ryder
Door, Moon Street, Ryder
Phoebe New York, East Village, New York, January 2017
Phoebe New York, East Village, New York, January 2017
Mr Penfold, Small Street, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Penfold, Small Street, Bristol, January 2018

Once again, that’s yer lot.

I have to try and find more time for Thursday doors, but these are busy days. Have a great weekend.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

 

Thursday doors – 25 June 2020

Doors 112 – Back to some archive street/graffiti art doors

Another extraordinarily busy week for me, and limited time to pull together new doors, so it is another retrospective of street art doors (one or two of which have been seen before on Thursday doors) this week. Here goes, this selection were first published on Natural Adventures in 2017:

Skor85, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
Skor85, Moon Street, Bristol, January 2017
N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
N4T4, North Street, Bristol, September 2015
Banksy, Bristol Museum, Bristol, May 2014
Banksy, Bristol Museum, Bristol, May 2014

This world famous Banksy piece called ‘mobile lovers’ was in the Bristol Museum for a short while before being returned to the Broad Plain Boys’ Club on whose door it had been painted. They sold the door to a private collector for £403,000 which alleviated the financial problems they were having. It was what Banksy had intended.

Thursday door. North Street, Bedminster, Bristol
Thursday door. North Street, Bedminster, Bristol
Drew Copus, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2016
Drew Copus, Stokes Croft, Bristol, May 2016
Door, Freeman Alley, New York
Door, Freeman Alley, New York
My Dog Sighs and Snub23, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
My Dog Sighs and Snub23, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

There is a door hidden in the middle of this piece.

Alex Lucas, North Street, Bristol, October 2017
Alex Lucas, North Street, Bristol, October 2017
Irony, Camden Town, London, November 2017
Irony, Camden Town, London, November 2017
Nomad Clan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Nomad Clan, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Ian Phenna, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Ian Phenna, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

Another rush through a slightly more international selection there which I hope you enjoyed. Have a great weekend.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

 

 

qWeRT

A gallery of wheatpastes from the brilliant and quirky London-based? artist qWeRT

All photographs by Scooj

qWeRT, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Moon Street, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Hepburn Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2019
qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Ashley Road, Bristol, November 2019
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
qWeRT, Hebron Road, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Hebron Road, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, September 2018
qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, September 2018
qWeRT, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2018
qWeRT, Upper York Street, Bristol, August 2018
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2018
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2018
qWeRT and RIP, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, August 2018
qWeRT and RIP, Hillgrove Street, Bristol, August 2018
qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, July 2018
qWeRT, North Street, Bristol, July 2018
qWeRT, Dean Street, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Dean Street, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Dean Street, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Dean Street, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Melville Terrace, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Melville Terrace, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, Stokes Croft, Bristol, June 2018
qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, City Road, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Qwert, St Augustine's Parade, Bristol, April 2017
Qwert, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, April 2017

 

 

Thursday doors – 21 May 2019

Doors 107 – even more archive street/graffiti art doors.

You know the drill. Even though I have been out and about a bit and have photographed quite a few doors lately, I haven’t yet had time to upload them on to my PC – so until such time as I get myself a little bit more organised, you might have top make do with yet another seelection of doors from my street art archive.

I am pleased to note that readers apppear to have enjoyed these galleries when I have posted them, which gives me the courage to continue with them when I need to.

These ones were photographed from September 2015 through to December 2016.

Rob Wass, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2015
Rob Wass, Raleigh Road, Bristol, September 2015

The pictures above and below are the same wall painted for two different Upfest events.

Karl Read, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Karl Read, Raleigh Road, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Unify, Hoxton Square, London, August 2016
Unify, Hoxton Square, London, August 2016
Stik, Grimsby Street, London, August 2016
Stik, Grimsby Street, London, August 2016
DNT? Wolseley Road, Bristol, February 2016
DNT? Wolseley Road, Bristol, February 2016
Sokar Uno, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Sokar Uno, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Thierry Noir, Rivington Street, London, August 2016
Thierry Noir, Rivington Street, London, August 2016

So that just about wraps it up for another week, I hope you have enjoyed these doors. I hope I can back to some more contemporary photographs next week, we’ll just have to see how that goes.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

Thursday doors – 14 May 2020

Doors 106 – Some more archive street/graffiti art doors

Although I did manage to snap a few doors over the last week, I haven’t yet had time to download them from my camera, so for today’s Thursday doors I am trawling through images I have previously posted on Natural Adventures of street/graffiti art that feature doors. Up-cycling if you like.

Most of these doors have not appeared in Thursday doors before, so unless you read my street art posts as well, most will be new to you. These ones are from 2016 (so expect plenty more to come for future posts).

Stinkfish, Rivington Road, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
Stinkfish, Rivington Road, Shoreditch, London, August 2016
PZY, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
PZY, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
Shok 1, Fournier Street, Shoreditch, September 2016
Shok 1, Fournier Street, Shoreditch, September 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Decay, Backfields Lane, Bristol, September 2016
Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Deamze, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Dale Grimshaw, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Dale Grimshaw, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Angus, North Street, Bristol, June 2016
Angus, North Street, Bristol, June 2016

That’s it for another lock down week. Look after yourselves and keep posting those doors.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors and you really ought to take a look at the Norm 2.0 blog – the originator of Thursday Doors where there are links to yet more doors in the comments section at the end.

 

by Scooj

2908. Shoreditch, London

The last of this sequence of five pieces from a trip to Shoreditch in November 2018 is this magnificent dorway work by Stik (who else). The simplicity of his work tells stories far greater than many more complex pieces and certainly backs up the saying ‘less is more’.

Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Stik, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

There is something very human about these two stick figures and although the only features they have are eyes, we understand what the piece is saying and for that alone it should be admired. Stik has hit upon a style that taps into our core senses and feelings at the most basic level and elicits emotions in ways that sophisticated pieces sometimes fail to do. I love this.

2907. Shoreditch, London

I’m not entirely certain that this wonderful piece by Zabou is strictly speaking in Shoreditch, but it was certainly on the way on a very long walk I took back in November 2018. It is on Kingsland Road on the wall of the By the Bridge café beside the Regent’s Canal, I think the area is called Haggerston.

Zabou, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Zabou, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

Zabou’s protrait pieces are rarely matched by anyone in both scale and quality, she really is a street artist at the top of her game, and finding her work is always such an exciting thrill. I think the piece was painted in April 2018 and features the model Yara Shahidi. Beautiful.

2906. Shoreditch, London

Another piece from Shoreditch in November 2018, this time in the distinctive guise of Osch. Part of his yellow circle series, this one adopts his ribbon work with a map of central London and a smiley face, although the Thames mouth is a little crooked.

Osch, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Osch, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

Finding pieces like this by Osch is always a complete pleasure and because of their distinctiveness, they feel like a ‘collectable’ series. I have found a few before, but not living in London I guess each one discovered is very special indeed. I may have posted this one before, but I think it was in a different place. How is that even possible?.

Osch, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Osch, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Osch, the Stables, Camden Town, September 2016
Osch, the Stables, Camden Town, September 2016
Osch, Brick Lane, London, August 2016
Osch, Brick Lane, London, August 2016
Osch, Old Street, London, August 2016
Osch, Old Street, London, August 2016

2905. Shoreditch, London

Continuing with a trip I took to Shoreditch, London back in November 2018 when I was lucky enough to come across this magnificent and rather dark halloween (I presume) fox by Irony at the Allen Gardens spot.

Irony, Shoreditch, London, November 2018
Irony, Shoreditch, London, November 2018

Irony’s work is nearly always breathtaking and I have yet to see a ‘dud’ from this artist. This chilling scene is of a fox (and possibly several other creatures of the night) clutching a severed arm in its mouth the hand of which is holding a hot dog. It is clever how the whole atmospheric piece has been achieved using only a few green, brown and black tones. Weird and wonderful.