Brighton street artist The Postman have always been fans of Tony Wilson and his legendary label Factory Records and Hacienda night-club. After seeing a beautiful Marcus Rashford mural in Withington they became aware of the crowdfunded street art initiative Withington Walls. After connecting with WW they then realised their mutual love for Tony. The Postman found celebrated rock photographer Kevin Cummins image of him most suitable (taken circa 1990) and got his permission for it to be used.
Ed Wellard at Withington Walls found the perfect mural spot at the local Barber shop on the same street as The Hacienda. The concept is to do a triple artwork of Tony reflecting three different aspects of his life – the man, the record label genius and the night owl.
‘We are super excited to be heading to Manchester to celebrate one of our personal heroes of the music industry – Tony Wilson. The placement of the mural in Tony’s former hometown of Withington makes it even more of an honour.” THE POSTMAN
“Withington Walls are very excited about iconic photographer Kevin Cummings’ shot of cultural catalyst Tony Wilson, outside the original Factory Records offices at 86 Palatine Road, being given the famous The Postman treatment down the road at the Mensroom Barbers” ED WELLARD
The planned installation date is Wednesday 11th starting at 10am.