THE WALL

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

There's this stretch of wall on Great Eastern Street, you'd know it if you saw it, a spot long favoured by East End street artists looking for a place to paint. With its large, frame-like, indentations, it seems built for that very purposeNow the guys who run Village Underground have a plan. They want to turn this wall into 'The Wall', a public exhibition space for artists to show their work to the world for free. Sturdy metal and glass panels will ensure art displayed there is protected from decay, theft and vandalism. A betrayal of street art's ephemeral and illicit roots? The jury's out. All I can say is far better this than yet more insipid billboards advertising a load of crap you really don't need. 



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