Mural Intervention/ Installation: Megaro Hotel, Central London by Agents Of Change

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All above photos courtesy of Ian Cox 

 

Agents Of Change/ Megaro Project/ Karpo Restaurant/ Central London

 

 

Earlier last month saw the completetion of this impressive and eye catching project by the Agents Of Change for the Megaro Hotel and Karpo restaurant. What looks to be one of London’s largest street art / graffiti murals has been painted by the four members of Agents of Change – Remi/Rough, Steve More, LX.One and Augustine Kofie with assistance from David Shillinglaw. The project encompasses the two sides of a five storey Georgian building located directly opposite St. Pancras International Station in Kings Cross, London.

 

With the building wrapped in scaffolding, it took the artists two whole weeks to complete, using over 150 litres of emulsion and 160 litres of spray paint. On it’s unveiling, the buildings colourful new addition was very well received although it was met with some opposition from a member of the King’s Cross Conservation Area Advisory Committee who felt “what was an attractive building had now been knackered with a layer of permanent paint,like an unwanted tattoo”!

 

We personally feel it is a great addition to the city and especially the Kings Cross area. And what with London hosting the 2012 Olympics this summer it makes for a fantastic first impression on national and international visitor arriving into St. Pancras, highlighting London as a vibrant and creative city.

 

-Hooked Blog, May 2012 

 

 

Here is the London Evening Standard coverage of the mural

Graffuturism coverage of the mural as well as the Karpo collection

Arrsted Motions coverage of the mural with photos by Butterfly

Street Art News coverage of the mural

Urban Art Core coverage of the mural

12oz Prophet courtesy of Mare139

Complex Magazine coverage

UK’s Creative Review coverage

 

 

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I was in London last December of 2011 to create a collection of exclusive works for Hotel Megaro’s upcoming Restaurant Karpo with members of the Agents Of Change Collective. The teaser video below documents the creation of the works on sight. In the following month a larger project at Megaro will be taking form.