Graffiti Artist SHOK 1's 'Heart Noose' Mural in Shoreditch, London

Hookedblog finally managed to get over to Commercial Street in East London early enough to photograph this impressive piece painted recently by UK graffiti artist SHOK-1

SHOK-1 London Street Art

This 'Heart Noose' mural has been painted on the exterior shutters of Banksy's Pictures On Walls Gallery and was to tie-in with a series of limited edition screenprints the artist released a week prior with Pictures On Walls. 

A 460 x 660 mm screen-printed edition was released by the artist and the print house in an edition of 25 in red. A number of different coloured editions were also released and we were not surprised that all the colorway editions of this great image sold out very quickly. 

We here are loving the placement on this piece and how SHOK-1 has wrapped the noose around the window arch.

This is not the first time that SHOK-1 has painted this image, we last saw of a version of the Heart Noose image back in July of last year when the artist painted a much larger scaled version of it for the Shanghai Expo in Shenzhen, China. 

Following the completion of the mural, the artwork was later censored/altered by the Chinese Government, you see the before and after images below with the additional elements added to the wall by another unknown artist.

Graffiti Artist SHOK-1's 'Heart Noose' Mural in China. Image ©Shok-1

To see more of SHOK-1's work visit his Shok-1 website or for more up to date, work check out the artist SHOK-1 Flickr photo page.

Video Update

SHOK-1 has just posted this short clip of the London Heart Noose mural being painted outside Pictures On Walls Gallery space, take a look at the clip below and if you are in London go check the piece in person, it is located on Commercial Street, London. 

China Image via SHOK-1

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