Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Alternative Cultural Olympiad?

The Cultural Olympiad is an event that will coincide with the 2012 Olympic Games. The work of many well known British artists, such as David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Damien Hirst will be exhibited. But currently on display around the East London Olympic construction sites are artworks of a very different kind. Graffiti artists such as the Burning Candy Crew have decorated the industrial landscape of the Lee Valley with their own vibrant imagery. The website 'Londonist' has posted examples of their work and asks whether this street art will still be there in a year's time.

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