Rare & Racy | Buried Treasure

1. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020928

 

2. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020927

Last week on what may well be his last visit to Rare & Racy Phlegm erased his previous painting on the shop front and replaced it with a skull and crossbones. Yesterday, sadly after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy closed it’s doors for the last time

The erased artwork can be seen HERE and on the previous blog post on this site HERE

 

 

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One from the Archives | Kid Acne 2012

Cocktail Cigarettes | Kid Acne 2012 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SDSC_0419E

Photograph taken 25 March 2012.

I recently came across this image in my archives.  I always thought it was an interesting image and not sure why it wasn’t published back when it photographed.  The irregular light pattern was created by reflected sunlight from windows opposite the artwork.  Created by Kid Acne in 2012 the building on which this was painted has long since been demolished.

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I paint my boyfriend's toenails and he shaves my head | © Little Bits of Sheffield 2017 |  SP102070BWE

My decision to walk along a road which I rarely go down was rewarded when I stumbled upon this wonderful statement…

If I had a top ten favourite pieces of graffiti then I’m pretty sure this would be in the top five!

Another in my top five I found at Steeley Magnasite works near Hartlepool.  It’s worth a look: HERE

To celebrate a new entry into my top ten I thought I’d share one of my favourite songs from another local treasure (sadly they split up years ago).

Green Spirit x Phlegm

1. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020422E

 

2. Vintage Phlegm artwork on Castlegate | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020423E

These photographs, taken on 9 May 2017, feature vintage Phlegm artwork painted on Castlegate.  The shutter on a shop called Green Spirit was painted approximately eight years ago.  The shop which sold all things hydroponic closed a few years ago when they moved to larger premises.  Phlegms artwork remains, although it is gradually being reclaimed by the elements.  I enjoyed finding new plant life sprouting from Phlegms artwork on a shop called Green Spirit! Back to nature and all that…

Visit Phlegms more recent work in Sheffield from 2016 as a work in progress HERE and as a finished mural HERE

More Phlegm on this site HERE

Visit Phlegms website HERE

Phlegm | Snuff Mill Lane Mural

2. Phlegm | Detail from mural on Snuff Mill Lane | October 2016 | © Little Bits of Sheffield  (sp1000711e)

 

1. Phlegm | Detail from mural on Snuff Mill Lane | October 2016 | © Little Bits of Sheffield  (sp1000647e)

 

3. Phlegm | Detail from mural on Snuff Mill Lane | October 2016 | © Little Bits of Sheffield  (sp1000712e)

Detail from the new Phlegm mural on Snuff Mill Lane

During October Phlegm was invited to Sheffield along with 15 other local and international artists as part of the Feature Walls mural event

In 2010 Phlegm’s artwork was also seen further along Ecclesall Road HERE  Unfortunately the artwork had only a short life and few people were able to appreciate it. The location has since been redeveloped into flats

See the mural as a work in progress on Postcard Cafe | HERE

Visit Phlegm on Instagram  | HERE