What's the best (worst) idea you've ever had when drinking? Carl Lavia aka ‘Sketch’ wasn't even under the influence when he decided to sketch every single city in the UK, with no external funding. And where per chance, if you could pick anywhere to start such a project, would you choose to begin?
As you're a goodly step ahead of us on that one it was a love of the city Sketch has been visiting from his London home since his teens that made him think of fair ol' Brum. The unapologetic, evolving mix of old and new being a particular draw for the artist, who has made his way in life without a trip to art school.
And if you're clamouring to hear where you can view this behemoth, the answer is Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Local press have been invited to the museum to witness Carl signing the artwork on October 14 and it will stay housed at there for the followinh 6 months, before moving along to a new home.
Images: Lorna Le Bredonchel (Sketch)
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