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Saturday, 30 June 2012

What will they think of next...

...as this certainly takes Altered Art to new heights.

It seems someone, somewhere is always trying to come up with something 'arty' that is bigger or better than has been seen before. As a result, London just like many other big cities across the globe has been 'invaded' from time to time...
I think 'Cow Art' hit London in about 2002. It had already appeared in several international cities and it continued into several more after its visit here. I have to say I missed this one.
2010 saw London invaded by around 250 elephants all decorated by famous celebs or by artists. Folk were encouraged to wander round London in order to 'hunt' them all down - I know a number of peeps here in Blogland that did just that and have the photos to prove it.
Today I came across this near the entrance to Westfield in Stratford (this pic is from the Newham recorder as my attemps to take pics were thwarted by refections and glare). Zandra Rhodes designed this for the Roaming Phonebox art event that is currently on in London. The event is to celebrate the design of the traditional London phonebox that was so much a part of everyday life for so very long. Zandra's phonebox has been decorated with golden squiggles and will help to raise money for the Child-line charity.
There are lots more designs dotted around our Capital and from what I've seen on the Internet - there are some pretty amazing concepts.

If you are going to be in London, why not look out for these pieces of art...............................................

5 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Those are really amazing pieces of art. The elephants really cracked me up! I've seen horse art done here. I think it was in Sun Valley. Its amazing what people can come up with. Love the phone booths!
hugs Lynn

scrappyjen said...

Wow! I love public art like this. I have not seen the phone booths before but I have seen the elephants. I think dolly's dreamings dollysdreamings.typepad.com/ and embellish your world http://mafswife.typepad.com/my_weblog/ posted pictures of those lost year. Happy Saturday, jenx

voodoo vixen said...

We have the cows in some very odd places here in Calgary... but they are permanent features... one of them is climbing up the side of a wall at the airport and another sits in front of the breast clinic (which thinking about it probably wasn't the most pc correct place to put it)!!
I want that phone box...

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

We had the cows too. :) I´d loooooooooooooove to see the phone booths in London. *daydreaming sigh*

Sarah said...

what a coincidence, I have just posted my RYWF post and it includes a few of these phoneboxes as we found a few last weekend

I love these trails - the Bristol gorillas were my favourite as we live close enough that we were able to spend a few days specifically tracking them down