You aint gonna see this on CNN or CBS…
Serious protests happening to save de slang in Amsterdam my friend. I wrote the Amsterdam city council as an american on behalf of de slang and I received a reply. The attack on democracy, the arts and progressive expression begins with dismantling centers of ethnic, gay, gender and conscious exchange. We the people stand now to protect de slang as a cultural, historical icon but also as one of the last remaining places of freedom and genuine creativity that is free for All people to share.
“The Unknown” Battle against mediocrity begins…
I will keep you up to date as things unfold Frank.
Read more about this vital artists’ SQUAT – DE SLANG – THE SNAKE @ deslang.nl/en/history
Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.
According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:
It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.
A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.