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This is an open edition photographic print by Alastair Stockman entitled 'Teenage Dreams'.

The print captures the image of the celebrated local tribute to the late John Peel which has been described as ‘one of the most natural and positive murals in Belfast’. It was originally painted by local graffiti artists Ken Maze and Glen Black on the flyover at Belfast City East in 2004.

The illustrated lyrics, ‘Teenage dreams, so hard to beat’ came from the debut single, ‘Teenage Kicks’, written and released by the iconic Londonderry band The Undertones. The Teenage Kicks EP was originally played in 1979 by John Peel who famously gave the Undertones a chance on BBC Radio 1 before they had their own record deal. This gave massive national exposure to the band, before social media ever existed. The mural was photographed by Alastair, who was himself an avid Undertones fan and this now globally recognised image was created. He then presented individual prints of Teenage Dreams to the members of The Undertones along with their producer Terri Hooley.

In 2013 the mural was cover over by the department of Social development in favour of a new colour scheme as part of urban regeneration which caused an outcry from Undertones fans, local residents and media. Social media provided a contemporary platform for community groups in the area who combined forces to demand that the mural be reinstated. Terri Hooley added momentum to the campaign, their voices were heard at Stormont and ‘Teenage dreams’ was restored as part of a Community Arts Project in 2015.

The photograph is printed on high quality Fuji crystal photographic paper.

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. 

There are two finishes to choose from:black or white. For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes. 

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come in a tube. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Artist Alastair Stockman
Subject Belfast, Ireland-North
Edition Of N/A
Signed No
One Off No
Image Size 76 x 20.5 cm
Paper Size N/A
Mounted Size N/A
Framed Size 90.5 x 32.5 cm
Medium Photographic Print
Catalogue Number AS0036_C

Belfast - Teenage Dreams Mural

Alastair Stockman
In stock
SKU
AS0036_C
£95.00
£95.00
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This is an open edition photographic print by Alastair Stockman entitled 'Teenage Dreams'.

The print captures the image of the celebrated local tribute to the late John Peel which has been described as ‘one of the most natural and positive murals in Belfast’. It was originally painted by local graffiti artists Ken Maze and Glen Black on the flyover at Belfast City East in 2004.

The illustrated lyrics, ‘Teenage dreams, so hard to beat’ came from the debut single, ‘Teenage Kicks’, written and released by the iconic Londonderry band The Undertones. The Teenage Kicks EP was originally played in 1979 by John Peel who famously gave the Undertones a chance on BBC Radio 1 before they had their own record deal. This gave massive national exposure to the band, before social media ever existed. The mural was photographed by Alastair, who was himself an avid Undertones fan and this now globally recognised image was created. He then presented individual prints of Teenage Dreams to the members of The Undertones along with their producer Terri Hooley.

In 2013 the mural was cover over by the department of Social development in favour of a new colour scheme as part of urban regeneration which caused an outcry from Undertones fans, local residents and media. Social media provided a contemporary platform for community groups in the area who combined forces to demand that the mural be reinstated. Terri Hooley added momentum to the campaign, their voices were heard at Stormont and ‘Teenage dreams’ was restored as part of a Community Arts Project in 2015.

The photograph is printed on high quality Fuji crystal photographic paper.

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. 

There are two finishes to choose from:black or white. For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes. 

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come in a tube. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Artist Alastair Stockman
Subject Belfast, Ireland-North
Edition Of N/A
Signed No
One Off No
Size 76 x 20.5
Framed Size 90.5 x 32.5
Medium Photographic Print
Catalogue Number AS0036