Saki and Bitches Street Art in London

Anyone wandering around the East End of late may well have noticed the rather colourful and scantily clad ladies popping up on walls around Shoreditch.

The product of artist ‘Saki & Bitches’ she has been preparing for a second solo show ‘The Orchid and the White Foxes‘ and the street pieces do serve as an appetiser to the main event.

Japanese Born but based in London, Saki’s ‘bitches’ are buxom and unapologetic. As described on the shows facebook page her trademark themes are ones of ‘hourglass harlots and enigmatic erotica’ using ‘hyper sexualised characters that flit between the walls of London’s Streets’.

The show describes itself as a ‘celebration of heritage and the power of a woman’s sexuality’ and I certainly look forward to seeing it. The street pieces are bold and dominant, commanding attention, a combination of their revealing nature and their bold use of lines and colours.

Alas my plans for seeing the show were curtailed today as it was closed in the afternoon when I went but not before I’d managed to document all the art I could find. So, rather than go home empty handed, here is the street art of Saki and her Bitches spotted around old Shoreditch town.

Braithwaite Street riding a bike
Braithwaite Street riding a bike
Peering down Quaker Street where the show is taking place
Peering down Quaker Street where the show is taking place
Saki is a versatile artist using a range of mediums to display her art.  This is straight forward painting on a wall
Saki is a versatile artist using a range of mediums to display her art. This is straight forward painting on a wall
On Quaker Street, some more street art.  This time a buxom green lady
On Quaker Street, some more street art. This time a buxom green lady
Saki has produced a series of posters but I could only spot this one on Redchurch Street
Saki has produced a series of posters but I could only spot a couple, this one is on Redchurch Street
Poster on Bacon Street
Poster on Bacon Street
Behind bars of the old warehouse on Sclater Street
Behind bars of the old warehouse on Sclater Street
Each piece has been uniquely created
Each piece has been uniquely created
The Japanese influence is clear to see
The Japanese influence is clear to see
Saki is influenced by Japanese culture and history
Saki is influenced by Japanese culture and history
On the same warehouse, this lady watches over the passing crowds
On the same warehouse, this lady watches over the passing crowds
Skateboarding high in the clouds, again on Sclater Street
Skateboarding high in the clouds, again on Sclater Street
High on the side of the building this can been seen from the Bethnal Green Road
High on the side of the building this can been seen from the Bethnal Green Road
This time in black and white this is on Grey Eagle Street
This time in black and white this is on Grey Eagle Street
And from the same series from Redchurch Street
And from the same series from Redchurch Street

Saki and Bitches solo show ‘The Orchid and the White Foxes‘ runs from 12th to 22nd September at Silwex House on Quaker Street, it’s worth checking out the facebook page here.

For more information and posts about ‘Saki & Bitches’ try:

Hooked Blog – Saki and Bitches London Paste Ups
LDN Graffiti – Saki and Bitches (video)
Shoreditch Street Art Tours – Saki and Bitches New Street Art in London
Saki & Bitches Blog Spot

For a more recent Inspiring City feature on the work of SAKI & Bitches have a look at Hana Machi, her 2018 exhibition in London.