My younger brother, a street artist, arrived this week to spend ten days with me, so we’ve been walking around hunting down all the best works of street art in the city. Hfervisgata is under construction, and so, of course, the street is full of great works of art.
Notice the “Bank of Laws” sign above the elephant. I’ve seen about a half dozen signs in this “series” in the city criticizing “kolkrabbin” (the octopus), dissenting locals’ term for bankers and other capitalist big wigs.
These last two photos are from the amazing skate park between Hverfisgata and Laugavegur that is now in the process of being torn down for new construction. It was an veritable paradise of graffiti, murals, and clever ideas. I took some snapshots of the park when I visited in February that show it in all its pre-demo glory.
[The photos in this post are scans of unedited film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]