One of the most random and yet at the same time, exceptional pieces of street art to pop up recently, can now be seen close to the All Saints DLR station, dominating the route into London from the East India Dock Road.
Situated on a tower block on the junction with Chrisp Street, local artists Irony and Boe have taken the opportunity presented with such a dominant canvas to paint a, erm… giant chihuahua!
And to be fair, why not. The two artists, who often paint together, have a penchant for animals and so it makes sense that this is what they will portray. The choice of a small dog sat on it’s hind legs with it’s tongue hanging out is, an admittedly unique, image to portray on the entrance to the famous Chrisp Street market but why not?
Curated by Fitzrovia Noirs Garry Hunter, a friend of this blog, the resultant panting dog is a rather abstract but dynamic addition to this area of the East End. Covering the best part of the gable end of a 1960’s block of flats it shows just what an impact well curated street art can make to an area, immediately transforming the place from something quite hard edged to something a little warmer.
The art can be seen from the All Saints DLR station and it is situated on the junction of the East India Dock Road with Chrisp Street. As ever I’ve been there already and taken a few snaps which should wet the appetite, hope you enjoy the pics 🙂
Boe & Irony Chihuahua on Chrisp Street