WEST IS NOT ALWAYS BEST

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adach-13308 OCTOBER 2013 -  BRISTOL might argue the point that East London is the spirital home of Britain’s STREET ART movement, but affluent West London is where they pay top dollar for it.
In a recent comparitive survey it was found that the Notting Hill crowd had assisted in driving the Urban Art market to the where prices varied from east to west by 300%.
Although within a 200 square metre stretch, where Bishopsgate, Hoxton and Brick Lane collide you will find work from global giant Shepard Fairey, ROA, Banksy, Pez, Cranio, Paul Don Smith (pictured left), iCON, Dank and Binty Bint among many many others, in West London canvases, boards and prints by urban artists fetch top dollar and sell in excess of £700.
West London prices can be three times as much an East London, a gallery person said. “We’re being taught how to appreciate our artists work more by our West End cousins!”
Elsewhere in east London, the ‘legal wall’ debate continues to rage, with a number of well known artists taking umbridge to the growing corporate street art trend where commercial giants pay artists and buy walls.
“Street art exists to provide a voice for the people that otherwise would not be heard! Its is NOT to sell albums, mobile phones or low cost airlines,” says iCON.
Street Art prices at Guerilla Galleries start from £50 but are poised to rise.
Main pic by Christopher Adach
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