There’s a park in my neighbourhood that has recently become the home to a piece of street art. The drab walls of this little used, dark and damp space have been given a facelift. And i quite like it. It’s not going to find a home at the MCA, but it’s certainly a lot better than the depressing brownish-grey brickwork.
I’m not sure if ‘Piece” is a spelling mistake or some kind of intentional, ironic statement about youth culture that has gone straight over my head. Let’s hope it’s the latter. And I don’t know if it’s ‘legal’ and approved. But I think we should give more of our abandoned urban walls over to street art. Even if they don’t match The Last Supper in terms of a quality fresco, the more we encourage art into our environment, the less elitist and precious it will seem.