Exploring Graffiti Alley in Toronto | Twirl The Globe
This weekend is a long weekend in Canada, and instead of leaving the city like most people do, I decided to have a bit of a staycation in Toronto. Yesterday I explored the East End of the city, an area where I never get to since I live in the West End, and today I headed out to walk down Queen West, through Kensington Market, and back home in the West End. One of my missions of the day was to go take some photos in Graffiti Alley. Graffiti Alley is located between Portland Street and Spadina…
Tom Phillips' magnum opus turned a Victorian novel into a work of art spanning 50 years
Tom Phillips’ _A Humument_ is one of those creative endeavours that manages to hold the attention of even the most indifferent of gallery-goers. Borne out of a chance encounter in a second-hand shop in South London, a threepenny book the artist bought turned into a 50-year work in progress. Since 1966 he has reworked pages from W. H. Mallock’s 1892 novel _A Human Document_ with painting, collage and cut-up techniques, creating over 1000 texts and poems from fragments of the original pages.