Shaun Ryder portrait (2013)
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 Shaun Ryder portrait is one of the earlier portraits in my Manchester Icons series. I wanted him to be a 'baggy devil' as a nod to all those notorious Happy Mondays stories (and I wanted to make sure I included Bez somewhere). At the Monday's best they were the ultimate double act, or at least it felt that way in the heady early 90's. I remember the month everyone started wearing baggy jeans at high school, buying and recommending 12"s to each other and strutting around in fish hats, band t-shirts and Kickers. In my head it's a bit like that Kevin & Perry sketch in Harry Enfield & Chums where the two teenagers return home after a weekend in Manchester, all Manc accents, baggy clothing and comical swagger. I got swept up in all and loved all the Manc music that shone from the late 80's until the mid 90's, even the lesser known stuff that has since become a bit of a joke.