943. Charles Street (2)

Some of the artists who came to Upfest made the most of their time in Bristol to decorate other areas of town, such as Stokes Croft. D7606 returned to ‘his spot’ as he described it, next to an Aspire robin. I think this must be the third or fourth telephone box that D7606 has pasted up here. This time with Debbie Harry ‘hanging on the telephone’.

D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, July 2017
D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, July 2017

I like to see his work in Bristol, as I don’t get to London much these days. A couple of the previous wheatpastes are shown below.

Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire and D7606, Charles Street, Bristol, August 2016
Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol
Aspire, Charles Street, Bristol

931. Upfest 2017 (9)

Well it is no surprise that my path should cross with the work of Face the Strange at Upfest. What perhaps was a surprise was witnessing him pasting this piece up, and serendipitously on many levels, putting a face to the name.

Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Face the Strange, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

I really should have asked him, what on earth is going on in his head…a man in a suit with a pineapple face and pineapple skin. Is it all just bonkers, funny and off-the-wall or is there some deeper hidden meaning. I expect it is a combination of both. Instead we talked about other wheatpasters and Upfest and the weather.

850. Upfest 2016 (137)

Losthills had a field day with his Jake the dog paste ups and this is a collection of three pieces by way of rounding off his Upfest contribution.

Losthills, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Losthills, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016

With each of these wheatpastes, I would have to say ‘who doesn’t love a dog that dresses up?’

I hope that Losthills will be returning in July because I do love a good paste up, and hunting around for these ‘gifts’.

811. Jamaica Street (6)

This is the third qWeRT paste up that I have featured recently, and was photographed with others during a walk home from the city centre. Jamaica Street is home to the People’s Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) outdoor gallery, and this small piece sits directly opposite it.

qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017

As with the last two qWeRT pieces, in The Bearpit and in St Augustine’s Parade, this one features googly-eyed characters and a gentle, peaceful theme. Love. I am writing this post on the day after the most recent London terrorist attack, and felt this wheatpaste is all about bringing us all closer together with love.

qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017
qWeRT, Jamaica Street, Bristol, May 2017

More to come soon from this London-based artist.

807. Moon Street (30)

I have no idea who this is by, but it really tickled me when I saw it. This is one of those pieces that you really have to keep your eyes peeled to be able to see. Low down and quite small. A dog on a skateboard. A paste up. What is not to like here?

Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017
Unknown, Moon Street, Bristol, May 2017

If anybody might know who the artist is, I would be eternally grateful. Pure class as far as I am concerned.

793. Stokes Croft, I forget where

I believe this to be the very last set of my images from Tian’s tour of Britain in April 2016. It was an exciting week, discovering all the gifts and surprises he had pasted up all around the Stokes Croft area, and it was great to see his work at Upfest in July too.

Tian, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Tian, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016

My knowledge of screen actresses from the fifties onwards is rather poor, and I am not sure who this is, but I am sure she is famous. I’m sure Southampton Old Lady would know. It is a pity that the wheatpaste is tagged, but in a strange way it adds to its ‘street’ credibility (not street credibility) (does that make sense?).

Tian, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Tian, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016

I dearly hope Tian will visit Bristol again soon.

788. The Bearpit (70)

This is the second paste up by qWeRT that I have posted in recent days, and it is right in the middle of The Bearpit, but I’ll wager most people who pass through won’t even have spotted it. Another wonderfully happy piece, with a bug-eyed character holding up uits hands and creating a heart shape. Simple but pleasing.

qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017

I really like qWeRT’s work that has started to appear in Bristol. I am guessing that the artist visits from time to time, and lays down a trail of  wheatpastes probably in one session – if you get lucky, like I did, you might find several of them in a single linear walk.

qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
qWeRT, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017

A really welcome visitor to the streets of Bristol. You might just be able to see that has been placed in front of the Cheba and SPZero76 pieces.