The old man and his bike, a familiar sight in the city. He’s never riding the bike, just shambling around, or seated on a small box on the pavement, playing the harmonica on occasions. One of the rare characters whom I believe everybody look upon with great sympathy.
Had a nice meet with a bottle-collector when doing this piece. He came over for a chat when he saw what I was doing. He knew Otto, liked mine work and said he would tell Otto about it. It doesn’t get any better than that!
– Thanks to Naem for the idea and Kalle for providing equally brilliant photos of Otto as a basis for working out the stencil.
I have to give a disclaimer to this piece. It was originally intended for a joint project. But when I learnt that is was for the offices of PwC I withdrew from that part of the project, I’m not giving anything to destructive capitalists. The version of the stencil that got put up at PwC is a fake based on a sketch of mine. It’s not my work. Anyway, this piece is where it should be – to put things right.
I’m sorry to say that later the image is “stolen” by the crappy artist Nimi of the Bart team. But I guess if you can’t make good images yourself you got to steal them. Hope none who buys the print think they’re paying for something I have made. Nimi is just a pathetic little prick.