Monday, 10 August 2015

Bristol street art

We had an afternoon in Bristol yesterday, followed by a meal with Sophie and her boyfriend AJ, and while walking around that fair city I snapped a few cool examples of Bristol's ubiquitous street art. All of these were in the Stoke's Croft area of Bristol, near to Sophie's flat. The one above is probably my favourite.

This Manga-esque cutie was hidden away in a small corner of a building.
This one ( and the close-up below ) adorns the wall of the famous Lakota club...

This colourful artwork, further along the same wall, reminds me in a way of the Zap Comic work of such countercultural greats as Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso.
And this one's just nuts...

I've been saying for ages that I want to go to Bristol and take photos of the street art, so this small sample may just be the beginning. And not a Banksy amongst them...

Soundtrack: Dark Side Of The Moon by those Pink Floyd boys

5 comments:

Colin Smith said...

It's been decades since I was in Bristol. I had no idea these existed. Splendid! And I'm with you, the first is my favourite too.

John Pitt said...

Fascinating! I prefer the last one, myself.
Have you got any Zaps, Simon? I love Crumb's art.

cerebus660 said...

@Colin
There are many, many examples of street art in Bristol, often in the most unexpected places. Banksy is obviously the Big Daddy of the scene but there must be tons of other talented urban artists out there. ( Hopefully I'll be able to get some more pics before long. )It really is an exciting city for music and arts.

@John
I can tell you love Crumb's art from your profile picture :-)
I have got a few issues of Zap, appropriately enough mostly bought from the old Forever People comic shop in Bristol. The mag was really eye-opening for me as a young teen - loads of sex, violence and drug-taking, sure... but also some fantastic artwork from Crumb, Robert Williams, S Clay Wilson etc.

Colin Lorimer said...

Nice stuff! Hope you are well, Simon.

cerebus660 said...

It is cool stuff, isn't it? I'm very well, thanks Colin. Good to hear from you. I've really enjoyed the pages from Burning Fields you've been sharing recently. I've looked in a couple of comic shops for copies of the mag without any success. I'm hoping there will be a collected edition at some point...

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