Little People in the City: The Street Art of Slinkachu


He’s like Banksy — but not as big…

ISBN: 9780752226644 Author: Slinkachu, Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 5th September 2008 Imprint: Boxtree Cover: Hardback Dewey: 751.73 (edition:22) Pages: 128 Edition: Unabridged Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

‘They’re Not Pets, Susan,’ says a stern father who has just shot a bumblebee, its wings sparkling in the evening sunlight; a lone office worker, less than an inch high, looks out over the river in his lunch break, ‘Dreaming of Packing it all In’; and a tiny couple share a ‘Last Kiss’ against the soft neon lights of the city at midnight.

Mixing sharp humour with a delicious edge of melancholy, Little People in the City brings together the collected photographs of Slinkachu, a street-artist who for several years has been leaving little hand-painted people in the bustling city to fend for themselves, waiting to be discovered. . .

‘Oddly enough, even when you know they are just hand-painted figurines, you can’t help but feel that their plights convey something of our own fears about being lost and vulnerable in a big, bad city.’ The Times

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