Mark E Smith mural underway on the side of a Prestwich chip shop
The Fall frontman’s iconic sneering expression will be immortalised in a 20ft mural.
Smith passed away aged 60 in January this year after battling cancer.
The mural is being painted by graffiti artist AKSE P19 on the side of a chip shop on Clifton Road in his hometown of Prestwich.
Giant mural of Mark E Smith outside a chip shop in Prestwich currently in the process of being painted by graffiti artist Akse P19 pic.twitter.com/CMjGdAzJDx— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) September 24, 2018
AKSE, who is responsible for the painting of Tony Wilson currently in the Northern Quarter, began the mural on September 22, and is due to finish the art piece during the Prestwich Arts Festival, from September 29 - 30.
We're thrilled to reveal that @Akse_P19 is working on a mural of local legend Mark E Smith as part of Prestwich Arts Festival. Come along next weekend to see the final piece take shape. #PAF2018 #prestwich #thefall #markesmith #streetart #portrait #graffitiart pic.twitter.com/4GbubiGkjY— Prestwich Arts Fest (@PwichArtsFest) September 23, 2018
Smith was the only consistent member of the post-punk outfit throughout their 40 year history, releasing 31 studio albums.