Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here one day...

It did not take long for the tantalisingly blank canvas of this freshly painted wall on Enmore Road to be adorned:

It was dutifully removed, and dutifully replaced:

That's now also been removed. I await the next installment.

This revolving exhibition has reminded me to document interesting things that appear on walls before they disappear. I was kicking myself a couple of months ago when one half of the Gladstone Street stencil wall was painted over with a massive high-concept anti-Coke stencil, and then that in turn was swiftly replaced with graffiti and I had failed to take any pictures.

Thankfully, someone else with more foresight did it for us, and has pasted pictures of the various incarnations of the wall back onto it for old times' sake:

Mystery public archivist, I salute you!


Dale Slamma said...

I miss the stencils on the Gladstone St wall.

recyclarama said...

I've also noticed the Banksy piece outside Alfalfa House has been tagged over and is almost gone. Thanks for saving that too!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the mystery archivist is Godot the Street Art Cabbie. He has a blog at:

Sydney Body Art Ride said...

Sorry I wasn't signed in, post re Godot was from me. He has an archive on Flickr too:

vanessa.veo said...

Most of the stenciling and all of the papering is now gone from the Gladstone Street wall and has been replaced with some good and imo not so great graffiti & tagging.

I have some great pics of some new street art on Gladstone St at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheekyness/sets/72157614529610785/


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The Editor said...

The first pic of Mini Graf's 'Achtung' rang a bell. She installed another one (in English) for a prospective docco by Jake (hi Jake) in Kings Cross. It was removed in two hours. But my pic of it is appearing in the next art mag from Carriageworks, it seems.

I've blogged it at http://kingscrosstimes.blogspot.com/

And I'm crosslinking to Nosey's blog. Nice one, Nosey.

Inside Out said...

Nosey, as a dog-lover, I thought you'd enjoy this:

zines said...

ooh look it's Newdel!

Anonymous said...

What makes street art thrive?


Jono said...

No updates? awww.