If you were walking around East London this summer, you may have noticed the breathtaking Guilty Pleasures mural overlooking Commercial Street. On a sunny day in July, a friend and I glimpsed her shaded beneath the leaves of a nearby tree. She had been (no pun intended) defaced. Tagged over by someone with the acronym KSG who wanted to leave their mark in an epic way, and that they did.
I put the pic on twitter only to discover Guilty pleasures was created by D*Face back in June. Stolen Space Gallery documented his progress in a series of atmospheric photos using rain puddles to reflect the art. On his blog, D*Face describes the location of Guilty Pleasures as “fitting,” because it just so happens to be painted opposite a brothel and above a park which attracts dealers, drunks and cool kids.
If you haven’t seen her, or like me, first saw the graff’d over rendition, have a peek at the comic-strip gallery.
Photos 1-3 and 5 courtesy of www.stolenspace.com
Photos 4 and featured courtesy of www.dface.co.uk
Photo 6 by Illumaink.