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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published February 10th 2020
Probably London's most secret gallery
Sometimes the strangest things reveal themselves to you when you are least expecting it. Here is a perfect example. I was out one day, looking for things to research, and actually looking for William Blake's house, when I took an unusual side street, and discovered exactly what you see here - a literal street gallery of framed fruit portraits - surreal combinations of bodies and vegetables (and occasionally birds) used for heads.

I can't tell you very much about the artist themselves, as I have, to date, been unable to locate anything about them, or indeed the reason why the images are left here - but what I can tell you is that the images are of excellent quality, and are made by a very talented artist/ illustrator. The quality of the images is amazing, and the way they have been prepared does seem like great time and effort has been put into them, but as always with all great mysteries - who did it and for what reason is unknown, at least by me.

So have I been lucky enough to discover the new Banksy? To be honest, I don't think so - I can't even tell how new the images are - all I know is I am happy to have made a slight detour and discovered what might just be one of the most private open art gallery installations I am ever likely to discover.
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Why? Probably the most private street gallery ever
When: any time
Phone: n/a
Where: South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London
Cost: Free
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