Covington, Ky. (Sept. 12, 2016) – Amsterdam-based street artist collaborative “The London Police” will spend the next nine days creating a titanic work of art on the north-facing wall of “The Boone Block Lofts” at the corner of Fourth and Scott streets.
A dream team of four skilled artists headed by London Police duo Chaz and Bob, will work their magic on the 40’ x 40’ wall. The three-story space serves as combined canvas and vertical garden for the mixed-media installation of art and ecology. The work will be the culmination of the vision for the site of the late Mike Amann, founder of BLDG, who initiated an international street art movement in Covington, bringing acclaimed artists London Police, Vhils and Faille to the city. BLDG is curating the artwork.
The London Police, known for their iconic “lad” characters and precision marking, encourage public engagement. Their most recent installations in the U.S. are found at the Quinn Hotel in New York, The Coney Art Walls project in Coney Island and Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Their body of works spans a 16-year period and appears in over 35 countries around the world.
Jeanne Schroer, President/CEO of The Catalytic Fund, advocated for the Boone Block Project from its inception. Schroer said of the wall, “The Living Wall is an integral element of the project’s adaptive re-use of the 24,720 square-foot landmark structure. The Boone Block is a transformative project developed in a manner that preserves and improves the streetscape, encourages further development, increases residential density, and supports the economic vibrancy of Covington.”
Funding from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation launched the mural component of the initiative, and fundraising for the green wall portion of the project continues.