#202

09/06/2011

CENTRE POINT VIEW

Yesterday it was raining (crap weather) and I was walking near Oxford Street in London when I saw a guy lying on the floor full of tools, inks and brushes. He was observing a building while painting over a tiny chewing gum. Yes, it was Ben Wilson, the artist that I have mentioned here before. He was painting the Centre Point (one of London’s tallest buildings) on pieces of discarded chewing gum. He was also trying to avoid police attention since street art like that is illegal in London.

Have bumped into him made my day, not just because he is a talented artist who has lovely artworks, but also because we had a great chat and he was so friendly.

It was my pleasure Ben. ;)

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#47

17/10/2010

Chewing Gum Art


1. Astonishing sculptures made by the classic pink chewing gum by the Italian artist Maurizio Savini.

2. If you pay attention to the London’s ground maybe you will bump into Ben Wilson chewing gum’s work. He is a London based artist who creates incredible tiny works of art by painting onto chewing gum stuck to the pavement.

Galley of his work, via Flickr

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