Street Artist Pays Homage To Pop Icons With Giant Murals

The work of a Manchester-based street artist AKSE is unbelievably photorealistic. He has been spraypainting the walls since 1992. Movie actors, sportsmen, TV series characters and singers are honored with murals scattered throughout the city. He also travels across the UK to share his art.

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This week, the street artist took advantage of the success of the new season of Game of Thrones and made a portrait of Arya Stark played by actress Maisie Williams. In the district of Shoreditch in London, he also made a portrait of Tyrion Lannister. An admirable ephemeral work makes the passers-by stop to immortalize it with photos and videos.

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Portrait of graphic designer Peter Saville @petersavilleartwork spraypainted in Withington as part of the M20 Festival 2018 that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding of Factory Records which took place last October; i was not available to paint for the event but the organisers still wanted me to paint a piece as part of an attempt to revive Withington village so here is is 5 months later. Peter Saville happened to deliver some artwork past the deadline so it’s a funny coincidence that this piece was also completed after the event 😅 i intend to add a twist to it, an experimental exercise, not sure if it will work but worth a try. Credit: based on original photograph by @storm_gunter as part of the @greatermancunians project #akse #p19 #graffiti #art #streetart #manchester #petersaville #mcr #factoryrecords #withington

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Always been fond of this portrait of Richard Harrow character from Boardwalk Empire played by @thejackhuston which i painted at @sandseaspray festival in Blackpool back in 2015, such an original and complex character, I recently discovered that American sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd from Boston who moved to Paris in 1917 started making masks for WWI soldiers who had been disfigured, swipe to see a few examples of soldiers without and with their masks including one who actually looks like Richard Harrow, the last pic is a photograph of Anna Coleman Ladd, there is a video from NOW THIS about her, a very inspiring artist #akse #p19 #graffiti #streetart #annacolemanladd #richardharrow #boardwalkempire #sandseaandspray #blackpool

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