New SAKI&Bitches Street Art In Brick Lane

Last weekend on our rambles around Brick Lane we were delighted to stumble across SAKI&Bitches at work on the first of her newest works in London for nearly two years, We had’t been granted the pleasure of meeting with SAKI&Bitches before, but having long admired her humorous tongue-in-cheek works we were indeed pleased to get the chance to catch her at work and even more so to have been treated to two fresh helpings of SAKI’s Bitches around London. Both of SAKI&Bitches’ fresh works can be found in Bacon Street, off of Brick Lane.

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SAKI&Bitches at work last Saturday.

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Work-in-progress last Saturday.

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SAKI&Bitches at work last Saturday.

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SAKI&Bitches at work last Monday on the second half of the image.

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SAKI&Bitches at work last Monday.

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SAKI&Bitches (& Bitches).

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The delightful finished piece. This piece is interesting for a number of reasons, firstly the tongue-in-cheek tone and characters, set to a sedate mostly two-tone colour palette of yellow and black. What is most interesting however is the number of ‘doubles’ in this piece. Firstly the work comprises two images, one on each shutter, each half contains two characters, and best of all the fact that the overall images combine to make a second image when viewed from further back, making two skull and crossbones. 

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For this work SAKI&Bitches went with a Gothic theme for her serpent Bitches, to be in-keeping with the nature of the business who provided the spaces selling old fashioned and antique items.

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SAKI&Bitches also informed us that often when she paints two characters they are often represented as S&M, with one character being more submissive in tone, as on the left, whilst the secondary character will be more dominant in stance, as on the right.

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The right-hand side of the work, featuring her character viewing into a mirror.

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For this work, SAKI&Bitches chose to go with a butcher theme, with her character ready to pounce on ROA’s long standing pig.

8 comments on “New SAKI&Bitches Street Art In Brick Lane

  1. Lovely post on these two new works. I glimpsed them today behind the stalls of the Sunday market. And thanks for the really excellent chat and tips this morning. btw – I think I’ve found the Irony+Boe work you mentioned and sent you a tweet.

    • Thanks Tanya, it really is great to see Saki back at work around London, it has been way too long. Also anytime for advice of locations, it was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and have such an interesting discussion about artists the other day. Will check out twitter, apologies for delay and get back to you, need a master class in social media here 🙂

      • That’s great. Thanks so much. Yes, always fascinating to chat with someone who is so well informed. No worries at all re: twitter. I know that feeling too. 🙂

  2. Oh dear ……. I hope I’m wrong but seeing the wonderful Saki & Bitches artwork on the door and shutters of The Vintage Emporium in Bacon street feels me with such sadness as it looks like the Vintage Emporium shop/coffee bar has closed???? The last time it was open before Jess went off for the summer to cater for the summer festivals season she told me they would be open again in September. This has been my favourite café in London and I just hope it has not closed… If anyone can shed some light on this matter please reply!!! I think Saki has captured Jess with her long red Irish wild hair so well on the door!!

    • Looks like good news as I went in there today 24/10/2015 and spoke a lady who said it was not open to the public at the moment as Jess is still away but it should be up and running quite soon…. There is a notice on the wall outside indicating a new licence has been applied for to sell alcohol on the premises… So good news indeed!!!

      • Thanks for the update Mitch, and we are delighted to hear that a place you love so much will continue to run in the face of the encroaching gentrification process in the area.

  3. My gut feeling is that like all the good things in life they never last as long as we want then too.. So when the car park developement is finished I fear the worst I’m sorry to say.

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