Esoteric London

No. 390: Southwark Street, SE1

Posted in Public Art, Shops by esotericlondon on August 26, 2011

Southwark Street, London, SE1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

‘When I opened Floral Street in 1979 Covent Garden was absolutely empty apart from the opera house, ballet school and a fruit and veg stand’ – Fashion designer Paul Smith talking about the opening of his first London shop at 44 Floral Street.

From the information plaque attached to the artwork photographed above:

‘…The artist [Ian Davenport], who is Southwark based, was influenced by sources as diverse as Italian Renaissance frescoes, music and TV cartoons [and possibly shopping in Floral Street?]. The painting does not have one dominant theme as the artist wants to allow a very open reading and interpretation of his work.’

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