New shutter art in Whitechapel, around Petticoat Lane 2016

Shutter street art: new work around Petticoat Lane, Whitechapel

Last year I started documenting shutter art, particularly in East London.  And I started in Whitechapel with Toynbee Street, Commercial Street and those near Petticoat Lane. The work I found had been painted a year or so earlier.

Last week, when my morning work was cancelled, I used the time to have a dander round there to see what I could see.  And I noticed a significant number of new works had gone up while other works had vanished and not been replaced.

This work was painted by Dreph in October 2016.

 

Artist dreph shutter art London 2016

Artist Dreph on Commercial Street, London E1. (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

And on the wall next to it was the fresh graffiti with older work from Louis Masai above. If anyone knows who the graff writers are please let me know and I will credit them.

 

graffiti east London 2016 old work by Louis Masai

Commercial Street, London E1 (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

New street art: new gentrification on its way

When I researched my 2015 posts,  Shutter art pt1 and shutter art pt2, I also discovered that there are plans to regenerate this area but no work has started yet. And this means that developers encourage fresh street art to create an interest in the area.

In February this year a new single work was painted.  This 200 m mural runs the length of Toynbee Street and covers 9 shop fronts.  Its virtually impossible to get a clear shot of this work thanks the cars that park here. But these two photographs give you a sense of scale though. And shows how the street looks much tidier now.

 

This is One shutter art Toynbee st London E1 2016

Artist: ThisOne. Looking towards the snake’s head and Commercial Street. (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

This is One shutter art Toynbee st London E1 2016

Artist: ThisOne. Looking down to Petticoat Lane in the distance (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Even this graffiti on the corner has been cleaned up. In the first shot, from February this year, the two figurative works by Joyce Treasure were added to the graff from last year, along with the paste-up in the right hand corner.  But only the central face remained last week.

 

Graffiti and street art shutter Toynbee St E1

Artist: Joyce Treasure over graff off Toynbee Street, London E1 (photographed 5th Feb 2016)

 

Artist Joy Treasure over graffiti East London 2016

Artist: Joyce Treasure (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

More new shutter art in Whitechapel 2016

 

Artist IvesOne shutter art East London 2016

Artist: Ives One (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Artist HNRX, shutter art Whitechapel London 2016

Artist: HNRX (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Artist Crazy Mr Sketch shutter art Whitechapel London 2016

Artist: Crazy Mr Sketch (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Artists Frankie Strand and HNRX stutter art Whitechapel, London 2016

Artists: Frankie Strand and HNRX (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Artists Frankie Strand and HNRX stutter art Whitechapel, London 2016

Artists: HNRX and Frankie Strand (photographed 22 Nov 2016)

 

Some of Goulston Street at the Aldgate East End has already been demolished for new building works.  So we await changes to this area too.

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “New shutter art in Whitechapel, around Petticoat Lane 2016

  1. Good to see you back with more shutter updates!!! Just a small artist correction for you. The long snake in Toynbee is by “This One”…. He has been quite prolific in his black & white artwork lately.

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