Portrait of Charlie Burns by artist Kevin Ledo on Bacon Street

Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

Montreal based artist and muralist Kevin Ledo recently spent some time in London. The Canadian artist was returning from a trip to Amsterdam and stopped over in London on route back to Montreal and wanted to paint a mural while he was in the city.


London artist Ben Slow connected Ledo with a wall he could paint in East London, but there were some conditions attached to painting the location. The site on Bacon Street just off the vibrant Brick Lane has for many years featured a tribute mural to the late Charlie Burns painted by Ben Slow.

For a number of years, Ben’s much-loved portrait murals of Charlie Burns had run with little or no damage, but the original portrait was vandalized around 2013 and Ben repainted the mural with a second portrait of Burns. Unfortunately, the tribute piece was recently tagged over and Ben felt the damage to the mural was beyond repair. Slow offered the spot to Ledo on the condition that the piece he painted featured another portrait of Charlie Burns, continuing the tribute wall.

For an artist whose work features portraits on a regular basis, Ledo was happy to carry on the tradition and paint a new Charlie Burns mural on the Bacon Street wall. Check out our selection of images of Ledo at work on the mural.

Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

Kevin Ledo's sketch for his mural of Charlie Burns on Bacon Street, London.


Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

With the sun setting Ledo puts the finishing touches on the mural on Bacon Street with his signature.


Shoreditch Street Art Mural by Kevin Ledo in London. Photo@Hookedblog

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