Phlegm is one of the UK’s most followed street artists at the moment and a Sheffielder to boot. He’s described Rare & Racy as ‘by far my favorite shop in Sheffield’. In February 2015 he returned to Sheffield to paint another of his beautiful monochrome wall murals just above the signage of the store between the first floor windows.
Rare & Racy has been going since 1969, but sadly it’s future has become pretty uncertain as developers plan to demolish the building it inhabits along with several other unique independent stores. On Tuesday 24th March 2015 the council gave planning permission for the Devonshire Street shops to be pulled down and rebuilt. This is despite a large and very vocal campaign against this (almost 20K signed a petition against the proposals and hundreds turned up to protest outside the Town Hall).
While the building still stands don’t miss Phlegm’s other wall mural on the back of the building. It’s a large scale work and a real hidden gem!
Not far down the road is another one of his mural’s on Westfield Terrace.