The takeaway was the most generous joint on the street. One time, a customer bought a patty, and the cashier took it, tapped it on the marble worktop, and it wouldn't crumble.
'I can't serve you this, as I wouldn't eat it.'
A store with ethics lost to rapid gentrification happening across the city of London. A young black-owned business is outpriced by a greedy landlord who's only raised the rent for the place to be rented by a sellout estate agent named 'Victoria.'
Reactions to how useless the police are in the neighborhood, Los Angeles gang-related graffiti, and anti-gentrification imprints exist on the wall, marking its territory.
'you may have bought the joint, but our colorful presence will always haunt it.'
Saapo's Gaaan (You Win, White People) is a site-specific installation in High Street Harlesden, near St Mary's road, in an abandoned Saapo's Caribbean takeaway. Three artists, Joe Cool, Andre Morgan, and Amanda Ali, have taken up residence in the space to express their thoughts on the end of a young black-owned business by greed. All work is done with spray paint and ink markers.