94. Upper Maudlin Street

This is a reblogg from Scooj who lives in Bristol. It is an iconic symbol of Brit Street Art, made more important now that David Bowie has passed from us. More about this on his original blog. He has also reblogged it with a moving Haiku https://scooj.wordpress.com

Natural adventures

I was given a wonderful ‘Banksy’ wall calendar by my mother this Christmas. I noticed that this fabulous image of the Queen has been selected for the month of July. The manufacturers of the calendar are not the only people to have falsely attributed this stencil to Banksy. In July 2012, during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, all the newspapers heralded this artwork as a new ‘Banksy’.

Still Sane by IncWel, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol Still Sane by IncWel, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol

The stencil was actually sprayed by IncWel, is called ‘Still Sane’ and is a direct reference to Bowie’s ‘Alladin Sane’ album cover of 1974. I have not been able to find anything else by IncWel, and there is little information on the Interweb about him.

Still Sane by IncWel, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol Still Sane by IncWel, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol

For so many reasons I love this stencil.

9/10

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