The (on-going) saga of #365ArtDrops piece part 131…

#365ArtDrops Part 131, re-painted, re-hung

#365ArtDrops Part 131, re-painted, re-hung

The (on-going) saga of part 131 of the #365ArtDrops piece.  Part 131 was painted on a piece of hardboard found on a Hackney back street, one of three painted on what looked like one-time pieces of an Ikea-style book shelf, black shelves from a smashed up piece of furniture left on a Hackney street.  Part 131 was painted on, hooks and strings were added, details stuck to the back of the piece, and off it went with about a dozen other numbered pieces that were hung out around Hackney Wick during the last weekend of June, off to hang on the streets during the Hackney WickEd weekend.

#365ArtDrops Part 131, Hackney WickEd

#365ArtDrops Part 131, Hackney WickEd

Part 131 was hung on a gate not far from Stour Space gallery and just around the corner from the DenCity weekend installation, hung on a gate that had been painted (a longtime ago) by Sweet Toof. We hung it, took some photos and left it there for someone to take (should they wish to that is). From what we see, most of the art drop pieces are taken rather quickly, some hang around a little longer but they do all appear to be taken (I keep half-expecting a council official with a clipboard to get on my back about litter, so far that hasn’t happened).  Seems no one really got a chance to take part 131, according to other people, it got painted over rather quickly, appears someone attacked it rather quickly with black spray paint, got all Rothko with it, none more black, no idea who or why (well no, not quite true, note was taken in terms of who had been painting just up the street with black paint that day). Once a piece is hung it really is out of my hands, not for me to say what should or shouldn’t happen to it, if someone wished to paint it black then painted black it shall be it (although this one did feel destructive rather than creative). People sent in photos, commented on it… there it was, painted black but still hanging where it had originally be left

#365ArtDrops Part 131, re-painted, re-hung

#365ArtDrops Part 131, re-painted, re-hung

So the piece was retrieved, repainted, and last week rehung back out on the street, Bethnal Green this time, top of the ever evolving art-filled Clare Street.  And there it hung throughout the weekend until some railway workers came along to repair the bridge yesterday. Will it survive? What will happen next? Who painted it black anyway? What was that about?

#365ArtDrops Part 131

#365ArtDrops Part 131

On with the #365ArtDrops, 215 of them out there now, part 216 and 217 almost certainly going out later today…. 215 out there already, 150 still to go, it really is a year-long piece of work,,,

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Play, #365ArtDrops, more railway bridges, more left by the canal, more, more…

The corner of that warehouse from a couple of weeks back, a beautiful space to curate and show these four pieces in. The wooden piece “Emma Street” has now been sold, the Play show, I think we can say, went rather well…

play_sat4xplay_others1Meanwhile part 125 of the on going #365ArtDrops piece was painted on a found piece of wood and left hanging in the evening light down by the Regent’s Canal, Victoria Park, East London. Part 126 was painted on a found paper bag and left hanging underneath an East London railway bridge…..

#365ArtDrops part 105, hanging by a railway bridge…

 

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#365ArtDrops Part 105

#365ArtDrops Part 105, more growth, quite a lot of it, on a found piece of heavy duty cardboard that’s been painted on quite a few times over the last year before it was put in to a found frame.  The 105th piece is now hanging by that railway bridge in Hackney, East London

…painted on and hung on a railway bridge….

#365ArtDrops Part 83, painted on a piece of off-cut wooden shop fitting found outside a soon to be new shop last week, painted on and hung on a railway bridge, next to a rather wonderfully smelling bakery  in the East London sun today.

#365ArtDrops Part 29 – Today’s piece was painted on a blue vinyl 7″ single and…

#365ArtDrops  Part 29/365 – Today’s piece was painted on a blue vinyl 7″ single and is now sheltering from today’s awful weather underneath a railway bridge and some beautifully textured bricks in East London. Twenty-nine done, twenty-nine days….