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Masked painter delighted at response to latest game
A MASKED artist said fans of his work snapped up his latest paintings which he hid in the streets of High Wycombe.
The mysterious Letts, or Street Art Drop, as he is known, left 60 of his paintings across High Wycombe last Wednesday evening.
He gave his followers on Facebook and Twitter clues on where to find his abstract original artwork, once he had dropped them off.
The Flackwell Heath resident, who started the treasure hunt style games in February, said: "We put little clues up- they are not the street names- but a view from the place where the art is.
"The art is there for the people in the town that know the area."
He named the event 'Bounce' and put a hashtag on social media sites to get people talking about it.
He marked the 9/11 anniversary by putting 11 pieces of American style flags paintings across 11 floors of a parking lot and posted the clue at 9am.
Letts said it may seem controversial but he wanted to do something different to mark the anniversary.
He plans to do his next drop in Aylesbury and is also going to organise a Halloween event.
At the last art drop in Marlow there were complaints from residents about noise.
But Letts said Wednesday night went without a hitch.
He said: "It gets the community together and gets people talking about art. "It has got a little aspect of danger to it with people being silly. We have the police on our side.
"If anyone is causing trouble we just shut the game down and say, 'Unfortunately you are being a bit silly.'
"I think the majority of people enjoy it and have fun."
It is a full time occupation for the artist, who funds all the work himself, relying on donations and company sponsors.
See more on his Facebook page www.facebook.com/streetartdrop1?ref=ts&fref=ts
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