Most of the time, despite all the politics and whatnot, people in the street art world seem to get along. But there have been two incidences in London recently that have shocked me a bit.
First is what is currently happened to Jon Hammer (aka Elate). Jon believes that for a past few months he has been stalked and intimidated by people who presumably don’t like him and his artwork for whatever reason. This has even gone so far as somebody putting a virus on Jon’s computer and attempting to break into his home. The full story can be found on his blog.
Elate is one of my favorite writers in London. In fact, he’s probably my favorite London writer who doesn’t paint characters or have some sort of logo. He showed up with the Chrome and Black shop/crew, and new there something new from him on Sclater Street or Brick Lane every other week.
This is a new collaboration between Elate and Tizer (also very talented).
And this is my all time favorite piece of graffiti or street art on Brick Lane: