King Of The Bottletops At The Farm
For a second summer, Robson Cezar, widely known as King of the Bottletops has been artist-in-residence at Spitalfields City Farm, and so Contributing Photographer Sarah Ainslie & I went along to see what he has been up to this year.
In recent weeks, visitors of all ages to the farm have been sorting bottle caps collected from the pubs of Spitalfields into all their separate colours, which Robson has supplemented by using a stick with a magnet on the end to harvest those left behind by the weekend revellers in Allen Gardens.
This summer, Robson has made a large house like those in Spitalfields, using six thousand bottle caps, which has been installed on the fence overlooking the children’s play area in Allen Gardens and twenty-six panels comprising the letters of the alphabet. All these works are currently on display at the farm and you are encouraged to make a visit and take a look for yourself.
Installing the bottletop house at the far
A Spitalfields house made of six thousand bottletops
The playground on Allen Gardens with the bottle top house in the background
Robson Cezar’s studio at the farm
Collecting discarded bottletops with a magnetic stick on Allen Gardens
Photographs copyright © Sarah Ainslie
Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton St, E1 5AR
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