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Spray for Justice, Liverpool, a graffiti artist’s moving memorial to football fans who died at Hillsborough

During my recent visit to Liverpool, I saw this moving tribute at the Museum of Liverpool to the 96 who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Disaster of 1989.

The work of graffiti artist Gecko, the piece is a personal tribute to his friend Carl Brown who died at Hillsborough, aged just 18.

Each canvas represents an individual tribute to a lost life and to the families who tirelessly fought for justice.

The spray and stencil work is dominated by representations of the  iconic Liverpool Liver Bird, with the  number on each canvas marking the age of the victims, and the pink canvases representing the young women who died.

It’s a quietly powerful and moving statement.

The work can be seen at the Museum of Liverpool. Admission is free.

[liverpoolmuseums.org.uk]

[Hillsborough Justice Campaign] – [Facebook page]