A bright, new mural decorates a tired wall alongside Canal Saint-Denis in Aubervilliers, just outside the Paris ring road..
It’s a carefully planned and beautifully painted frieze with a sense of humour but I can’t find out anything about the artist. The words I can make out may be red herrings or in jokes. Peter Polo turns out to be a rather preppy brand of men’s clothing, based in Saint Tropez – an unlikely sponsor for canal side spray art. Spam and Panzer sound like plausible names for a graffeur or two but your guess is as good as mine. Maybe the clue is in the hieroglyphics.
Click on any image to view the gallery.