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Streets: Phlegm for the Royal Opera House (London)

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UK-based artist Phlegm has just finished an outdoor installation (which will be on display until September 28) at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. We had the opportunity to follow the him as he worked at the piazza entrance for the Festival of Myth, part of a project curated by Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet. Influenced by the Greek myths Prometheus & Leda and the Swan, cut out wooden panels build an imposing sculptural fortress that stands tall where Phlegm’s signature characters blend harmoniously with mythological figures. The talented street artist also painted a large mural on the inside of the opera house depicting a tree hung with smoldering objects and entangled with celestial orbs, which will be up for the next year at least. A series of nine hand made copper etchings are also displayed next to the wall he painted. Please check out further pictures from the installation below. Photo credit: Butterfly (night shots) & Phlegm (day shots). Discuss Phlegm here.

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