Graffiti artist Catman paints the Queen on a hoverboard in Dulwich

News Desk (19 May, 2016)

The queen riding a hoverboard with her corgis has featured in a painting on a Dulwich wall this week, after a mysterious graffiti artist visited the area, writes Alex Yeates… The artist known as Catman painted the monarch in a modern setting to mark her 90th birthday and to celebrate Dulwich’s growing street art scene. ...

The artist painted the monarch in a modern setting to mark her 90th birthday

The queen riding a hoverboard with her corgis has featured in a painting on a Dulwich wall this week, after a mysterious graffiti artist visited the area, writes Alex Yeates…

The artist known as Catman painted the monarch in a modern setting to mark her 90th birthday and to celebrate Dulwich’s growing street art scene.

Catman told the News: “I wanted to paint the Queen a long time ago. I decided that it would be interesting to create a piece with a twist using different techniques and with her birthday celebrations over the weekend it seemed like the perfect time.

“I wasn’t commissioned, I did it off my own back. I noticed the level of quality street art Dulwich already has and wanted to be involved I would love to paint in Dulwich again.”

The wall on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich that Catman used as his canvas is owned by the Vass family, whom Catman asked for permission by leaving a letter.

Mr Vass said: “I thought the picture was in good taste. It showed the Queen as a modern Queen and not as an old fuddy duddy.  The detail is absolutely incredible. Not a day goes by without some people stopping outside to get a picture.”

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