Nobody sent me a great dvd on Julian Beever and his art. The thing that perplexes me is how did I miss this guy when he was in Philly last year. His PR people did a lousy job making sure the people of Philly knew that this man was in town, and right across the street from my building, making sidewalk art just in time for the 4th of July. He was on the other side of City Hall though, and out of my viewing range, so that could account for some of the lack of knowledge. (click to enlarge).
He even spoke of, and took a tour of, Philly and its many murals, etc. I’m really learning that I love the murals of Philly and the different art that you won’t see in galleries, except in photos.
He then went back to London and spoke of Banksy to some of the people and even some cops who might have been a threat to his art. Banksy does some cool stuff on the walls of London. Beever does some incredible stuff as well, in a different form. I loath the London police though for considering any of this stuff “graffiti”. Are they crazy? They obviously are.
Thanks again, Nobody. I really enjoyed watching. Now I need that damn channel….