The legal graffiti space underneath the arches of Waterloo station, the Leake Street Tunnel, once again received a makeover today as the street art community turned out in force to pay tribute to one of its own.
Ben Naz, the respected street artist, recently lost a long running battle with cancer having fought against the disease for a number of years. Naz’s motto, was ‘Live Life Without Regrets’ and that is certainly the way he chose to live his life particularly during the last months of his life.
This weekend was a poignant one for the family and friends of the ‘Guerilla’ artist. A funeral and service on Friday was followed by a fundraising event in his name the day after at the Affordably Affordable Art Fair in Shoreditch. Sunday’s Leake Street Paint Jam was an opportunity for friends from the art world to come along and pay their respects in the best way they know how.
It’s not the first time a Paint Jam has been held to support Ben Naz, the F**K You Cancer event in 2013 also saw the street art community come out in force. So for this post I just wanted to concentrate on the art that was created in memory of Ben Naz, the original Guerilla artist.
Ben Naz Leake Street Tribute Gallery
The Leake Street tribute to Ben Naz took place on 16 November 2014 at the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo.
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