"Pele: Art, Life, Football" at at Halcyon Gallery Bond Street, London, in celebration of global sporting icon Pele's 75th birthday.
The exhibition featured a series of original mixed media and neon artworks by Louis Sidoli entitled "Famous For 15 Centuries" which were co-signed by Pele himself and exhibited alongside Warhol's original portrait of Pele from 1978. The exhibition was open to the public from 26th September to 18th October 2015 and comprised of original paintings & sculpture by internationally acclaimed artists including Lorenzo Quinn, Pedro Paricio & Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones. The exhibition, which took 3 years of planning, attracted over 50,000 visitors.
“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.” (Pele)
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All images © Louis Sidoli Artist