Ben Eine Paints Tribute to Grenfell Tower Victims

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Street artist Ben Eine, who is known for his typography style of artwork throughout London, has painted a mural for the victims of Grenfell Tower in Shoreditch on the Village Underground wall. The mural was painted last week, marking one month since the disaster of the fire engulfing the building and claiming the lives of at least 80 people (I personally think this figure is higher). It is a part of the Paint the Change group, which was founded by Maziar Bahari to help draw attention to social events and issues via the medium of art.


The words are from a poem coined by Ben Okri, a Booker Prize winner in 1991, in the days after the Grenfell Tower disaster. The poem itself is 1,600 words long. The excerpt used reads "You saw it in the tears of those who survived."




The mural was painted after the work by SER (covered here) graced the wall for several months over the spring and early summer.

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