‘Not Mermaid in China XL’ is a 4 colour Screen Print by street art collective The London Police. From a limited edition of 33, the print is signed and numbered by the artists.
The London Police are a street art collective, well established in the urban scene since the late 1990s. The duo are known for their iconic LAD motif - the smiley face figure who pops up across their oeuvre - which has graced the streets of European cities for nearly twenty years.
Bold and striking, their work favours a monochrome palette in pen and ink style, creating detailed line drawings in sharp, illustrative style. ‘Not Mermaid in China’ depicts a mechanical mermaid swimming through the soft-blue ocean, her beautiful face turned towards the viewer and her dark hair carefully stacked with Chinese chopsticks and lotus flowers.
All around her, little LAD characters plunge and dive, complete with floating tentacles. A sharp comment on consumerist methods of mass production, ‘Not Mermaid in China XL’ is a brilliant addition to The London Police’s prolific portfolio.