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Working with the London Graphic Centre, artrepublic has organised for Ben Eine to produce an ambitious new work in London's Covent Garden, which is being unveiled today (Monday 28th March, 2011).
Ben Eine has taken inspiration for this piece from the traditional London nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’. The amazing 16 x 6 metre work will occupy a high-profile site outside the London Graphic Centre in Mercer Street, WC2 for the next six weeks.
"Supporting creative people is an integral part of our business," said Shona Peel, Managing Director of London Graphic Centre. "Giving up-and-coming talented artists like Ben a space to voice and express themselves brings to life what our store is about."
Lawrence Alkin, CEO of artrepublic also said: "We are delighted to continue working with the London Graphic Centre adding another breathtaking work of art to the outside of their building. Ben Eine is one of the finest street artists in the country today and we are very proud to continue working closely with him and introducing this spectacular backdrop for his work."
Eine hit the headlines when his piece 21st Century City which was hanging in our Soho gallery was given as a gift by David Cameron to Barak Obama on his first state visit to the USA last year.
Ben Eine has over twenty years experience of drawing a crowd and is internationally recognized for his super-sized lettering in urban areas. He is the former master printer at Pictures On Walls publishing house, and takes deceptively simple typography to a new level with iconic lettering which graces storefront shutters and city walls throughout the world.
All images courtesy of Diego Fuente