First piece

I wondered a while back whether the Age of the Great Roll Up was over. Perhaps Twitter and Instagram have become easier ways of bombing the world; I mean, who could be arsed dragging 20-litre tins of paint, rollers, trays and industrial-strength scaffolding around the countryside these days?

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GLS appeared in February, over the stretch of the banking that CUBE used to occupy (not sure how CUBE feels about that). Since then a few folk have made half-hearted attempts at new stuff, and a few have touched up their older works. Nice to see MESS back.

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Ironlak cans continue to be a staple of the creek litter but I must admit to being rather disappointed with the works of the current generation. I’m no fan of the gormless tag but I can appreciate a bit of thought and effort. It’s just not happening. The huge POAS by the railway tracks is almost completely covered in the squirts and sprays of disrespectful underlings.

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So I was kind of pleasantly surprised to see this on the eastern banking of the Styx. Sure it’s clumsy and lacking style, but at least BARON has a bit of chutzpah. And the “First piece” is a nice touch; a nod to the Elders of the Roll Up, an acknowledgement of his/her place in the hierarchy of painters.

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I’ll likely be seeing you around, BARON. But do some work on your kerning.

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2 Responses to First piece

  1. Vicki says:

    I like BARON’s work, very nice! I’ve partially restored POAS’s work on my back fence too and am hoping it does not get the grey paint treatment!

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