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Southwold: Beach hut owned by Antiques Roadshow expert Geoffrey Munn has been tagged by artist Pure Evil

19:30 15 July 2014

Geoffrey Munn

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A beach hut belonging to a television jewellery expert has been tagged by a street artist.

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The beach hut, named the Dog House, is owned by Antiques Roadshow’s Geoffrey Munn and his wife Caroline, and was tagged by Pure Evil, also known as Charley.

It was tagged as part of Southwold Arts Festival, where the artist created a street art piece on the town’s pier to celebrate the life of George Orwell.

Southwold was the home of George Orwell and he returned to the picturesque town several times throughout his life.

He even began work on the novel, A Clergyman’s Daughter, while in the town. The piece commemorates the life of Orwell in a new way as part of the 365 days of street art project in which Charley is creating a new piece every day.

Mrs Munn said: “He handed out his tag with stuff about him and I said I’ve got a beach hut that we have had for 21 years.

“He said check back later. I went back in the evening but he hadn’t done anything, so I went back up to the Orwell mural and I saw him, and he said it was too wet.

“I had my keys and asked if he wanted a beach hut for the day.

“The inside is a blank canvas. I came back down that evening and he had done these bunnies on the front.”

She added there was an element of trust as she didn’t know the artist, although they have since spoken on Twitter.

She said: “I like the fact it was spontaneous. I had no idea what he was going to do.

“People look past and they’re not sure whether it’s meant to be there or not.

“Geoffrey is very open-minded about things and he thinks it’s quite interesting.

“I’m still expecting an email from the beach hut owners that it’s been vandalised.”

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3 comments

  • You cared enough to comment PC Plod...

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    M L

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Without a photograph this is a bit of a non-story really. And it also raises the question of what is 'good' graffiti and 'bad graffiti' (or is it graffito?). Not sure I'd be too happy to find someone had scrawled all over my beach hut (if I had one)...

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    Baron Samedi

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • Who cares?

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    PC Plod

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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