An afternoon with Robert Montgomery – artist, poet, Scot

The artist/poet in his Spitalfields studio by Stepehn McLaren

The artist/poet in his Spitalfields studio by Stephen McLaren

They catch you off guard: just where you expect an advertising hoarding to be, you find a poem, its words compelling you to read on, to take in all that is being said. White capital letters on a black background, a lyrical yet bold proclamation, street art that is moving and political at one and the same time.

These are the works of Scottish artist Robert Montgomery and they are popping up all over London. Here is his Jubilee Poem, which caused pause for thought just off the busy Bethnal Green Road.

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