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Street artist Shepard Fairey unveils largest mural in the UK

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London Pleasure Gardens, a new event space in Newham, today unveiled important new artworks by several prominent US street artists. The unveiling coincides with the official launch of the London Pleasure Gardens on Saturday 30 June.



London bus by Risk

The most prominent new work is by California’s Shepard Fairey, also known as Obey, who has painted a huge mural in his characteristic black, white and red, of a megaphone that “projects free speech great distances”. Fairey said: “I am really happy to be associated with LPG … it will be something that unsuspecting Olympic enthusiasts will stumble across. The mural symbolises freedom of speech and expression and is the tallest piece I have ever done.” Fairey’s megaphone mural is over 10 storeys high and is visible from Pontoon Dock DLR station.



Artwork by Ron English, London Pleasure Gardens

Fairey started making street art stickers in 1989, which evolved into the iconic Obey stickers and posters featuring the face of now-deceased wrestler Andre the Giant that were posted worldwide. Fairey is best known in 2008 for his red, white and blue Hope posters, used in Barack Obama’s US election campaign.



Artwork by Trustocorp, London Pleasure Gardens

Other artists involved include Ron English, featured in the films Supersize Me and Exit Through the Giftshop; TrustoCorp from New York, who twist corporate branding for their own purposes, and LA’s Risk. Ron English has painted the nose cone of a jumbo jet and speech bubbles on hoardings on the site. Risk’s colourfully painted bus is another highlight.



Nose cone by Ron English

The artwork has immediately established London Pleasure Gardens as an important hub for street art in London, and confirms London’s importance as a major street art centre globally.



With great pleasure … graphic of the completed London Pleasure Gardens

The directors of the London Pleasure Gardens have a long track record of arranging large shows featuring national and international street artists. Another of their projects, Mutate Britain (a play on Tate Britain) in 2008, included a large exhibition in Ladbroke Grove, west London, under the Westway flyover called One Foot in the Grove. London Pleasure Gardens director Garfield Hackett said of the project: “The pleasure gardens of old showed the positive effect that sharing in art and culture can have on London. We can’t wait for people to join us here to see what we’re creating.”

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