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Carnaby Street Coolness

October 09

Lord John was a Mod Look clothing store and then clothing chain success story in 1960’s swinging London. The owner drove around the city in his Rolls Royce and cultivated a gangster image. He was once interviewed wearing a see-through body shirt over a golden-tanned spare-tyre and said in a thick London accent “Let’s make this fast, young man – I’ve got a very busy day”. In 1967 he commissioned a huge hippy mural on one of his two Carnaby Street stores. It was very daring at the time.

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Before and after

This was a cheap souvineer slide so had completely lost color. I went for a black and white tint with light edges.

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 in Art objects, City street, Europe

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