A new official Haçienda artwork called Retro5pect1ve has brought together a collage of famous characters, design and motifs from the original FAC51 in an exclusive, limited edition piece of art.
Created by acclaimed Manchester artist Justin Eagleton alongside The Haçienda and Peter Hook, Retro5pect1ve draws from the history, influences and people that shaped FAC51.
Available in three sizes, with editions numbered and limited to 501, a percentage of proceeds from sales will be donated to The Christie.
Anchored by one of the Haçienda pillars and the Whitworth Street West road sign on the left, the intricately detailed artwork features many subtle references to the famous nightclub and the wider Manchester music scene.
It incorporates performances and inspirational nights, the Haçienda staff and the club’s signature design style as well as the key characters, musicians and bands who came to make the club “the most famous in the world” according to Newsweek in the 1990s.
Justin’s work has become much admired and increasingly high profile with his Manchester Haçienda Bee gaining him great attention as have his permanent mural at Printworks Manchester and his recent sold-out limited editions of Alan Turing and Emmeline Pankhurst.
His artworks have raised over £50,000 for charities over the past eighteen months.
“I’ve been a fan of Justin’s work for a long time,” said Peter Hook.
“He has managed to capture the very essence of The Hacienda family and the altruism which has shaped the club, from when it opened to entertain Manchester in the Eighties to the heritage it commands today.”
The A1 editions of the collectable artworks come signed by Hooky and Justin and will be numbered in consequential order.
“It’s a dream come true to work with The Haçienda and a genuine friend and hero of mine, Peter Hook, on this creative collaboration,” said Justin.
“The Haçienda still means so much to so many people and to be given the opportunity to capture a moment in time was one I could not pass up.
“My hope is that everyone that went to The Haçienda sees an element within the artwork that transports them back to the music, emotion and love that they experienced inside its unique space.”
The limited edition Retro5pect1ve fine art prints, available in three sizes (A1, A2 and A3), go on sale Friday 5th February 2021 from 10am exclusively at fac51thehaciendastore.com.