By Virginia Villari
In occasion of “ Baroque the Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival 2013” last May, Street Art London – an organization that works with street artists across London and the world to foster the links between them and institutions and the public, by organizing festivals, exhibitions and public commissions– partnered up with the Dulwich Picture Gallery, England’s oldest public gallery, to create large-scale public murals around the city, inspired by the master pieces held in the Gallery’s permanent collection. As part of this project, Street Art London invited street artists ROA, Thierry Noir, RUN, Dscreet and Christiaan Nagel to squat an abandoned old house with about 14 rooms and paint it all with amazing, site-specific murals as well as installations. Once finished, the house was opened to the public. There is still a little bit of time to go check it out before it gets knocked down. Street Art London is offering two special one-off Dulwich tours: this Sunday August 25th and on September 22nd. Don’t miss it!