Wall of Words

Wall of Words

Explore the fascinating history of graffiti through the eyes of Roger Perry

Graffiti isn’t considered particularly controversial as it once was. Its widely considered an art form in its own right thanks to the work of King Robbo and Banksy, whose pieces can sell for thousands of pounds. It’s now forty years since Roger Perry’s book, The Writing on the Wall, was first published, giving us a candid insight into the then illicit world of London’s graffiti scene. To mark this milestone, an exhibition dedicated to Perry’s photography will showcase the grass roots of the graffiti movement, from doodles to political slogans.

Having been kept in storage for nearly 4 decades, the original framed prints are now on show at The Horse Hospital in London alongside other treasures related to his work, including notes, letters, press cuttings and cameras.

The Writing on the Wall, until 1 August 
The Horse Hospital, London WC1N 1JD


  • Words: Rebecca Parker