Ever since its rather sudden appearance (last summer I think), I've been wondering who sponsored or commissioned the rather sinister in-yer-face gnome-ish mural on the wall at 157 Dulwich Road, as photographed a week or so ago by 'Tetramesh' on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tetramesh/24737459271/).
Personally, I really don't like it (am I alone?) and as 'Darkroom Daze' pointed out in a comment on Tetramesh's photo, it's an unashamed coldly clever crib of a well-known Escher picture called 'Bond of Union' but without Escher's elegance or philosophy. But maybe lots of other people out there love it (do they?).
But what relevance is it supposed to have to Herne Hill (if that matters) ? Who gets to approve murals, and in particular who gave permission for its very conspicuous position, probably seen by tens of thousands of people a day? Did the Herne Hill Society have some input? Why not have a mural that celebrates local things, like say, Brockwell Park and all its events, in a way that the big murals in Brixton celebrate Brixton things? At the very least a mural in this position should give a sense of welcome, or be artistically thought-provoking.
(Apologies if anyone else has commented on this mural before on this forum, but I did a search and didn't find anything.)