There aren’t many better things to do in London than see great street art – if you’ve not been on one of our street art walking tours yet what on earth have you been doing with your life?!? – but that aside, every so often we here at Insider London do have a look at what’s been painted on walls inside buildings. And one bright Wednesday I trotted round the smoke to have a looksee.

First up was a sojourn to the Strand Gallery, at the back end of Charing Cross, to have a gander at the work of that most anarchic of funny men – Jim Moir, aka Vic Reeves.

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As you’d expect from Reeves, humour features prominently although he does have many strings to his Dadaist bow. From a Cezanne-esque bright painting that looks a bit like a boiled sweet (see above), to minimal abstract renderings of Margate, to Beavis and Butthead-style workings of stars of yesteryear and even eighteenth centuy satirical cartoons, Reeves is a dab hand.

This effort reminded me of Brazilian street artsist, Cranio.

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After this I headed to the Black Rat Gallery – named after Blek le Rat, the French stencil artist that Banksy may have, er, been inspired by.

Exhibiting here is Butch Anthony, and his Intertwangleism. Butch is a boy from Alabama, but before you insert your own joke about Rednecks, bear in mind I lived in ‘Bama back in the day so watch your tongue!

Anthony is an artist famed for collecting disparate objects and rendering them into a form of street art back in his home state. He calls it ‘The Museum of Wonder’.

Back here in Blighty, Anthony again exhibits a rather sharp sense of humour. His efforts here comprise old school portraits with cartoon bones drawn over the top.

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Elsewhere there are scupltures that seem to hint at the possible quintessence of the Deep South – all guns, crucifixes and pocket knives… and what looks like a cast of Han Solo’s ear. Cue the Deliverance guitar….