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Legendary British street artist Ben Eine returned to San Francisco’s Hayes Valley this weekend. The renegade writer left his distinctive graphic mark on 8 Octavia, a mixed-use condominium development by DDG and DM Development.

Legendary British street artist Ben Eine returned to San Francisco’s Hayes Valley this weekend. The renegade writer left his distinctive graphic mark on 8 Octavia, a mixed-use condominium development by DDG and DM Development.
He was joined by Amsterdam-based designer-artist Niles “Shoe” Meulman. In his signature graphic sytle, Eine hand-painted the words “Amusement Times” on the construction bridge at the 8 Octavia site over a three-day period. Shoe then added “un-unhappy times” in his brush-painted caligraffiti. Eine, who now lives in San Francisco, shot to international fame when David Cameron, on his first state visit to the White House, presented one of his works to President Obama.
Eine and Shoe are currently featured in An Even Eleven, the Shooting Gallery’s 11-year anniversary show. Earlier this year, Eine’s mark appeared at 325 West Broadway, a DDG development in New York. 8 Octavia is expected to open later this summer.

Rom Levy

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Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.