1. It’s A Mean Old Scene

    It’s A Mean Old Scene

    ‘It’s A Mean Old Scene’ painted on a wall on All Saints Road, Bradford was the first time I can recall seeing what we now term as ‘Street Art’ or ‘Independent Public Art’ as it’s know in some circles. Dating from the late 1960s it is world’s away from the sophistication of modern spray painted and stenciled imagery we are used to. Hand painted text on a darkened stone wall, it had a style and presence all of its own.

    It’s said that the council officer in charge of graffiti removal pushed orders to remove it to bottom of .....

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