The independent supermarkets opposite the new Tesco's have looked forlorn since it opened. Then this happened:
It turns out that the Savewell Supermarket landlord is friends with Inkie.
Here's Artbelow on Inkie:
'This artist is one of the most notorious graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80's Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D and Banksy, coming 2nd in the 1989 World Street Art Championships, the Kingpin was arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK's largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson.
Inkie has since worked as head of design for SEGA, Xbox, and currently resides in Jade Jagger's west London studio. As in-house artist and designer for prints, illustrations, clothing and with his trademark beauty on large-scale pieces, the globally respected artist, whose diverse inspirations collect Mayan architecture, William Morris, Alfons Mucha and Islamic geometry, has exhibited worldwide, been denounced by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times, his art published in the books Banky's Bristol, Children of the Can, Graffiti World and magazines Graphotism and Dazed & Confused.'
There's more in Time Out, the Telegraph and BBC Bristol.
Here is a picture of Inkie with Kanye at Jade Jagger's house. That is not a sentence I expected to write for this blog.
|Pic by bigbadbanshee, thanks to the Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It blog.|
Proof of the Mucha influence:
See? You should go and take a look. C'mon, what else have you got planned for tomorrow?
I now want:
A) Kanye to go to Ajani's.
B) Inkie and friends to take over the horrid shutters at With Love and Ajani's and Atlas and the Chemitex Pharmacy and hell the whole damn road.
I'll settle for B. That would make me happier than seeing this Sydenham or this Leyton initiative being replicated on the Hornsey Road. And the world exists to make me happy for I am the centre of all things.
I'm going to lie down now.