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The Street Art and Graffiti of Shoreditch and Spitalfields

April 26, 2012

Visit places like Hoxton Square in Shoreditch and contemporary art leaps into life at places like the White Cube.  It’s clean minimalistic space makes it more “establishment” than “alternative”.  But the East End is also the site of a street art revolution.

Pepe’s walk will take you into the world of Banksy, quite possibly the most famous

living street artist in the world. His elusive identity is vibrantly expressed in the dynamic east London art scene. On this walk you will see work by Banksy as well as Ben Eine whose piece “Twenty First Century City” was recently presented by Prime Minister David Cameron to Barrack Obama. Finally, see work by Shepherd Fairey the most celebrated street artist working in the US today.

Both walks make it clear, that Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Shoreditch have experienced and incredible transformation, from a once seedy and deprived area into one of the most vibrant, fashionable and happening districts in London.