Wood you believe it - it’s our Victoria
HE’S immortalised David Bowie in the Northern Quarter, Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson, Ariana Grande in the city centre, and even the late Fall singer Mark E. Smith - who appeared on the side of a chippy.
Now acclaimed street artist
Akse 19 has another muse comedy legend Victoria Wood.
A giant mural of the comedienne is being painted on the side of the Sword and Sparrow Tattoo Company on Bury Old Road in Prestwich.
Prestwich-born Victoria was 62 when she died from cancer in
April 2016, and the mural follows the unveiling in May of a life-size statue in Bury town centre.
The graffiti artist started work on the design on December 3, with the finished mural due to be unveiled today, weather permitting.
The mural of Victoria Wood being painted in Prestwich. Below, the comedian, who died in 2016