What’s Going On – a new mural of Marvin for Brixton

Dreph at work on the mural

The stunning street murals of London artist Dreph have been enjoyed by the people of Brixton for some time.

It is his 20-foot-high portrait of public toilet attendant Michael Johns that greets visitors to Popes Road.

Now, to mark the 50thanniversary of the release of Marvin Gaye’s iconic and ever-poignant political soul album What’s Going On, Dreph has recreated the image of the singer used on the record cover.

Silhouetted police, an overturned car, burning building and campaign placards are also depicted, reminding us how relevant the album’s lyrics still are.

The mural can be found near International House on Canterbury Crescent.