News, Culture & Society

Graffiti artist spotted daubing picture of queen on house

A graffiti artist was spotted daubing a picture of the Queen in racy underwear on the side of a house in central London.

A trendy cafe on the junction of Grays Inn Road and Northington Street, Camden, where houses typically sell for £1.4million, is now home to two paintings of the Queen.

One of the pictures features the monarch wearing thigh-high stockings and a short dress while smoking a cigarette.

The other shows Her Majesty lifting up her dress to reveal a red anarchy sign emblazoned on her leg, while also holding her finger to her mouth in a ‘shh’ motion.

A picture emerged appearing to show a man in overalls in the middle of painting a picture of the Queen onto a wall in central London

One of the images shows the monarch wearing thigh-high stockings and a short dress and smoking a cigarette

One of the images shows the monarch wearing thigh-high stockings and a short dress and smoking a cigarette

The other image shows Her Majesty lifting up her dress to reveal a red anarchy sign emblazoned on her leg, whilst also holding her finger to her mouth in a 'shh' motion

The other image shows Her Majesty lifting up her dress to reveal a red anarchy sign emblazoned on her leg, whilst also holding her finger to her mouth in a ‘shh’ motion

Both paintings feature a tag of ‘Loretto’, who is said to be a south London graffiti artist.

A picture emerged appearing to show a man in overalls in the middle of painting the murals, but one witness said he spotted two masked men painting the wall on Friday morning.

Said Effafali is the manager of The Food Bazaar, the cafe where the paintings appeared.

Mr Effafali spotted two men painting the mural on Friday morning but they fled when he arrived.

He told MailOnline: ‘We first arrived at the cafe today about 6.30am. Two people were at the scene and they were both covering their faces.

‘They were using lots of spray cans and had two really big bags with lots of spray paint in. 

‘The paintings will stay there for now until the landlord decides what to do with them. I don’t think he’s seen them yet.’ 

A witness described seeing two men painting the walls at 6.30am on Friday. The pair ran off when they realised they were being watched

A witness described seeing two men painting the walls at 6.30am on Friday. The pair ran off when they realised they were being watched

Both pictures have the tag Loretto, who is said to be a south London graffiti artist who specialises in social commentary. Previous works feature Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump

Both pictures have the tag Loretto, who is said to be a south London graffiti artist who specialises in social commentary. Previous works feature Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump

Mr Effafali, 52, who has worked at The Food Bazaar for 15 years, added: ‘Who does not like art? I would keep it.’ 

Loretto is known for paintings with a social commentary theme.

Earlier works include an image of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the image of Italian monk St Francis of Assisi, which was painted in Fitzrovia.

And in Soho, he painted Donald Trump as the middle link in the famous March of Progress illustration.  

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Do you like it? Share with your friends!


Comments are closed.