Painting – Mind yer car Mr
Mind your car Mr, is a cityscape depiction of Friends and myself that used to look after cars for the fans during a Manchester City Game in Moss Side. We used to earn our pocket money by minding the cars until half time. Man City used to open the gates to allow the kids to watch the second half of the game. we used to buy sweets, Jubleys and fireworks, we had great fun setting them off.
The street that I used to mind cars on was Cowesby Street in Moss Side, I would often get in to fights but this was my patch. One time an Asian Lad spat in my face for no reason, I snapped and began to fight him and was beating him when Ricky pulled me away and the Asian Lad ran off. I looked down at my right hand and it was bleeding from a cut, Ricky told me that he pulled a knife on me.
Painted in Acrylic and Ink using the croquis method to give movement to the characters.
One of eleven paintings of Moss Side past by me, Andrew Alan Matthews. Signed limited edition prints available.
Story and video – Mind yer car Mr
Mind yer car mr Boy did we miss ya Kids hustlin on the street Guarding your patch Mind yer car mr we used to shout On match day in the moss People getting cross Fans are crowdin fussin and cussin Police on horseback Movin the crowd shoutin out loud Mind yer car mr for A penny or two On cue for sweets and treets on the streets Yeah Black jacks, space invader crisps flying saucers midget gems, jubleys bubblies bangers galore we new the score football cards you flicked at the wall what a ball Then comes half time run to main road Man City opens the gates for the kids Runnin down tunnels getting into troubles Watchin the game for free with glee Kippax end with a friend I wont bend Yeah mind yer car mr boy did we miss ya