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M.C. Escher Art pops up in London

M.C. Escher Art pops up in London

1 November 2015 Email this article
To coincide with its current exhibition The Amazing World of M.C. Escher, Dulwich Picture Gallery has worked with Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and the street artist Phlegm to create the work, which echoes an iconic work by M.C. Escher. 

With a little help from a cherry picker, the work, which is located above a takeaway at 155 Dulwich Road, opposite the entrance to Brockwell Park was finished in just four days.

The original piece was itself inspired by HG Wells's book The Invisible Man, in which the protagonist has to wrap himself in bandages in order to be seen. Phlegm's piece echoes Escher's motif of the surreal unravelling of a head and shoulders into strands of ribbon. In Phlegm’s interpretation however, the work incorporates an eerie bird-like creature, with piercing eyes and a forked tongue.

Inspired by paintings in the picture gallery's permanent collection of Old Masters, the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery has walls all over the area painted by some of the world's most famous street artists.