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Karpo Restaurant Courtesy of ____. Karpo Restaurant in the works. Courtesy of Shruti Tripathi.

A London restaurant, barely a month old, gets an expressive makeover. Four graffiti artists were recruited by art direction agency The Narrative to give the Karpo restaurant & The Megaro Hotel a little something extra. The artists are part of  the street art collective Agents of Change, an innovative group who creates site specific work in consideration of history and larger political ideas.. This particular building is located in King’s Cross where many international people and Londoners pour in everyday. 

Across the street from the Georgian building. Source Ian Cox. People get on and off trains across the street from the Georgian building at King’s Cross railway station . Source Ian Cox.

The artists spray painted not only the outside of the building but the interior walls as well. The restaurant and hotel bought fourteen permanent pieces done by the four artists for display.The bright geometric pattern consists of teal, hot pink, chalk white, lilac purples, fruit orange and construction hat yellow to name a few. All together the four artists used forty-two gallons of spray paint in addition to thirty-nine gallons of emulsion to create the largest mural in London. Before any paint hit the building, the artists spent six weeks brainstorming from their prospective home bases of Los Angeles, Paris, London and Edinburgh.

Graffiti artist __. Source Ian Cox. One artist of AoC at work. Source Ian Cox.

It only took two weeks for the artists to finish their piece on the Georgian building.

For more information see Creative Review.

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  2. Tom says:

    It was cool to see this project and adds a bit of colour opposite Kings Cross station. St Pancras next door is absolutely fantastic, but Kings Cross was (last time I passed by) much in need of a makeover, so this street art project is sure to add some interest to the streetscene.

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