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PELE: Art, Life, Football

Yesterday I posted about the Air Jordan expo which is gonna be held in Tokyo. Today I got hear of an exciting exhibition about Brazilian football legend Pelé currently on display in London. So I had to share this with you!

In celebration of Pelé’s 75th Birthday and his lifetime of achievements, Halcyon Gallery and its internationally acclaimed artists have created a unique exhibition to honour this legend; his creativity, his life and his incredible sporting career.

The exhibition comprises original paintings and sculptures from several contemporary artists including Lorenzo Quinn, Mitch Griffiths, Russell Young, Pedro Paricio, Ernesto Cánovas, Santiago Montoya and Raphael Mazzucco.

One of the exhibition highlights is Andy Warhol’s original 1977 painting Pelé (also featured here on the site!); one of ten portraits which formed Warhol’s famous series: Athletes.

For the first time on public view, original artworks created by Pelé himself, alongside exciting artefacts and memorabilia, many of which have never been on public display outside of Brazil.

“I was very honoured when Halcyon Gallery told me that they were going to create the Art, Life, Football exhibition to celebrate my birthday in London. Art has played a big role in my life for many years and it has been a very humbling experience to have so many talented artists creating such beautiful work in my honour,” said Pelé.

Find out more here. And if you are in London, go go go!

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