Dickon Ross | 15 June 2012
Street artists have turned their spray cans and stencils to just about everything on the streets: walls were the big canvases but then came stickers on lamp posts, sculptures on rooftops, decorated manhole covers and even down in the sewers. Now they are turning their attention to things that move. The streets are ful of cars...
This week Flipside went to preview Banger Art. East London gallery Nelly Duff got some old bangers destined for the scrapheap and invited some of the world's top street artists to do what they liked on the four-wheeled canvases. Names include Pablo Delgado, Matthew Small, Dan Hillier, Aida, Sweetoof and Ben Eine, who was screenprinter to Banksy and has one of his own works in the Whitehouse thanks to a gift from the Camerons. We went to an underground estate car park in London's east end to see the results before they go on show at this weekend's Lovebox musical festival in nearby Victoria Park. We loved what we saw and took the few snaps you can see here. But we also sent a professional photographer to catch the whole thing and you can see the best of these graff cars in our next issue after the summer.