THESE ATTRACTIVE VARIATIONS on the car-deterring bollard have been given witty makeovers by a street artist… and Hackney council would like to know their identity.
One of the concrete globes, at the Aspland Estate in Amhurst Road Dalston E8 1LL, has been adorned with a polar ice-cap that is melting — making a point to all who’ve been in baking-hot London for the last few months; another portrays the three wise monkeys of “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” fame; and a third is a pool-type eight-ball.
The town hall does not know who decorated the balls — but would like to. So, having been told of them by Loving Dalston, it is going to ask around, starting with the estate’s tenants and residents association (TRA).
A council insider said that if the TRA liked the artwork, the council would treat it as art rather than graffiti and would instruct staff not to remove it.
David Altheer 310718
* Photographs © DavidAltheer@gmail.com, and for sale for reproduction. Bigger format versions are usually available.
* Emboldened underscored words in most cases indicate a hyperlink, a reader service rare among websites. If a link does not work, it is probably because the site to which the URL refers has not been maintained. A link indicates neither approval nor disapproval by Loving Dalston.