Saturday, March 07, 2009

A tale of two Richards...

So, as we walked around Hull's Avenues I decided to take a few photos of the stencil graffiti that's cropping up on dustbins and street signs. The one to the left is on a roundabout on Westbourne Avenue. When I first looked I wasn't 100 per cent sure who it was supposed to be depicting and was half convinced it was Stalin. Until, that is, M pointed out it was Richard Briers. Yes, of The Good Life and Ever Decreasing Circles fame. We were several houses further down the Avenue before it clicked. "Did you mean Richard Pryor?" This is the kind of faux intellectual aesthetic chat you have to adopt on the Avenues. But it is Richard Pryor. Isn't it?

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