Thursday Doors (2022/03)

As intended by the artist, the original text of this piece – part of a quote by fashion designer Vivienne Westwood – should read: ‘The sexiest people are thinkers’.

Painted on the on the wall of ‘The Glory’ pub located on the corner of Kingsland Road and Orsman Road, Hackney, someone (presumably one of the pubs more satisfied customers) has overwritten the ‘TH’ with ‘DR’.

Location: Hackney, London

Artist: Pegasus

Photo: GarryK / TAB54 28th August 2021

The quote in full reads: ”The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing – there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish.’

Original piece as per the artists insta page: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv-ycgElUND/

Vivienne Westward quotations: https://citatis.com/a22857/

Thursday Doors (2022/02)

Mural of British Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Nubya Garcia by French artist Zabou. Inspired by a photograph by Dutch photographer & musician, Peter van Breukelen

Location: Hackney, London / The Point Blank Music School

Artist: Zabou

Photo: GarryK / TAB54 28th August 2021

Thursday Doors (2021/14) – Christmas 2019

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

Artist: Brandons Murals (a.k.a. Brandon Higgins)

Photo: GarryK / TAB54 1st December 2019

This mural is ‘recyclable’ as it is painted on a board that is attached to the door. I’m not sure when it originally appeared but I first saw it in 2019 and it was also used for Christmas 2020. I strongly suspect that it has been resurrected for Christmas 2021 also.

Underneath this piece, painted on the door itself, is another ‘permanent’ mural of a giant daisy which I originally posted during Norms reign as the Thursday Door Dude. It is one of my favourite doors so you may well get to see it – very soon

Thursday Doors (2021/13) – Christmas 2018

Tewkesbury, England. Photo: GarryK / TAB54 22nd December 2018

Location: The Village Inn, Twyning, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

Artist: Brandons Murals (a.k.a. Brandon Higgins)

Photo: GarryK / TAB54 22nd December 2018

The Village Inn used to have Christmas murals done each year as well as other murals at various times during the year; I have shots of many of these taken between 2016-2019. As I understand it, the pub changed hands some time in 2020 and, somewhat disappointingly, it would seem that the new owners do not share the former landlord’s enthusiasm for art and sadly, there seems to have been no new murals done there since Christmas 2019. Thankfully though, Brandon is still producing superb murals elsewhere all around Gloucestershire – some of it on doors – so watch this space!

The Village Inn has three doors. Below are the other two and right at the end is a shot of the whole building showing all three in context…

Thursday Doors (2021/11) – ‘Amphitrite’

Location: Bethnal Green, London

Artist: Matilda

Photo: GarryK / TAB54, 28th August 2021

Amphitrite was a sea goddess, wife of Poseidon, queen of the sea. For anyone who’s interested, here’s the full spiel from Brittanica.com: ”Amphitrite, in Greek mythology, the goddess of the sea, wife of the god Poseidon, and one of the 50 (or 100) daughters (the Nereids) of Nereus and Doris (the daughter of Oceanus). Poseidon chose Amphitrite from among her sisters as the Nereids performed a dance on the isle of Naxos. Refusing his offer of marriage, she fled to Atlas, from whom she was retrieved by a dolphin sent by Poseidon. Amphitrite then returned, becoming Poseidon’s wife; he rewarded the dolphin by making it a constellation. In works of art Amphitrite was represented either enthroned beside Poseidon or driving with him in a chariot drawn by sea horses or other fabulous sea creatures. In the famous François Vase (a 6th-century BC black-figure krater; see Kleitias), Poseidon and Amphitrite, along with Zeus and Hera, attend the wedding of Peleus and Thetis.” (Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia (2013, April 18). AmphitriteEncyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Amphitrite-Greek-mythology)

I took the wide-angle shot because it was the only way to get a decent shot without the sign post getting in the way