Anthony H Wilson was found popping up in poignant spots around the city last December,thanks to Stewy.
Mr Manchester was the centrepiece in an exhibition by street artist Stewy. A stencil by the Bristol-based, Manchester enthusiast artist has been created as a fundraiser for Christie’s, the hospital where Tony lost his fight with cancer in 2007. Stewy may not be such a recognisable face as Tony, but his work will strike a chord with many Mancunians because it’s all over the city. His pigeons perch on the picture rail in the Black Lion pub, his squirrels hide under shop windows in the Northern Quarter and his stencil of celebrated Mancs can be found everywhere from the city centre to Chorlton. Three other distinctive designs of poet John Cooper Clarke, singing comedian Frank Sidebottom and the writer and gay icon Quentin Crisp also appear around town and I have been lucky enough to catch some of these iconic images in my gallery.
Go to my pictures to find your favourite Stewy stencil.