Steve Coogan portrait (2016)
Part of 'Manchester Icons' series.
A3 in size - Inks, pencils, coloured card and magazine collage.
Signed and numbered edition of 30.
Available as a high quality giclee print on matt-finish smooth rag paper.
My initial idea for this portrait was to have Steve Coogan as the main focus but to somehow incorporate four or five of his characters into the piece. Try as I might I just couldn't come up with a good idea, so I settled on an appearance from the main character he's known for, the gloriously inept and hopeless, Alan Partridge. Over the past few years Coogan has had a fair few issues with phone hacking and the paparazzi so I thought I'd reference that with the cheeky bird flip and mildly sarcastic smile. Then came the search for a classic Partridge source photo and I came up lucky with that one - I'm particularly happy with gobshitey look on his face in the background.