(my place of good accidents, ever since i worked here at the Festival of Britain, 1951)
walking here today i encountered two unexpected events: street art and street music...
...as i looked down from one of the two new footbridges over the Thames i saw a life-sized copy of Botticelli's Primavera, apparently painted on the pavement beneath... and a second large painting in progress beside it...
...beside the Primavera was the chalked message 'ten day's work'... and many people were stopping to look at it... i felt that it is in some way better than the original in a gallery just because it is here, in the street, confronting life as it is... unexpectedly!
...i spoke to the artist, Emma McNally... she says the paintings are on canvas and she takes them away each night and tapes them to the pavement again in the morning... (the link above is to her website)
(i normally do not much like pure percussion music, but this i did!)
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