Ian Curtis (Joy Division) portrait
Part of 'Manchester Icons' series.
Original A3 in size - Inks, pencils and coloured card.
A3 prints available. Signed and numbered edition of 50.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
Original cut and paste illustration also available to buy - email me at dunstancarter(at)gmail.com for info.
This is one of my favourites in the Manchester Icons series. I think the colours are just right and make the eyes pop out and give it an almost overwordly feel. I dip in and out of Joy Division's back catalogue. Mainly because more than a handful of their songs side by side bring on the gloom a bit too much, but they're definitely one of the city's big music influencers and icons. With this portrait of lead singer, Ian Curtis I wanted to get his awkward, angular look just right. A couple of friends fancy buying it but I'd like to exhibit it somewhere in Manchester (obviously) first.