Ben Kelly collaborated with the design team of Ben Cox and Bill Holding at Morph to produce two separate, limited edition art prints of the original FAC 51 The Haçienda. They were launched at Buy Art Fair at Urbis, Manchester in September 2009.
The prints were subsequently exhibited at the Zoo Art Fair in London and the Paul Stolper Gallery, Museum St, London.
As FAC 51 The Haçienda has been beset by a number of unofficial and bootleg artworks which consistently fail to match the design standards set by the club, it was decided in early 2009 to produce this set of two art prints marking both East and West views of the original venue. This is the first and only time to date that FAC 51 The Haçienda has published any fine art prints of the club and marks an opportunity for art collectors to purchase exclusive and limited edition screen prints, officially endorsed by FAC 51 The Haçienda.
The project initially came about when Ben Cox and Bill Holding from Morph approached Ben Kelly in February 2007 about rebuilding The Haçienda as a digital model, requiring the original specifications from Ben.
It was then decided to produce two fine art prints from the digital installation, namely an east-side and a west-side view of the club across the dance-floor, showing the heroic scale and cathedral-like quality of FAC 51’s interior which has served to make the club so legendary and longstanding in the memories of those who were lucky enough to attend.
The prints have been named “Haçienda West” and “Haçienda East”.
These high quality silkscreen prints have been produced to the highest specifications by Coriander Studio, Fine Art Print-makers and Publishers, one of the world’s leading art print manufacturers.
Each print is part of a limited run of only 150, making a full run of 300 across both prints and is printed on 410 gsm Somerset Tub paper. The image sizes are 615mm x 765mm on a paper size of 750mm wide X 930mm tall.
All prints are signed by Ben Kelly and Morph whilst an additional signed provenance on the artwork will come from Peter Hook.
To make an enquiry about a print please contact us.