This signed limited edition neon is now available to order from 40 Lumas Galleries worldwide and also on-line. The affordable edition of 100 entitled "Lets Make Love" (Marilyn Monroe) will be featured in gallery window displays around the world for Valentines Day 2018. It will be the first time Louis Sidoli Neon Art has been produced outside the UK market and will be shipped to be compatible with the electrical specifications of countries worldwide.
Aston Martin has announced today in a press release that 'NEON ICONS' by Louis Sidoli will open with a private view in London on 09 November 2017. 'NEON ICONS' is a new body of work from Louis Sidoli. The first ever viewing of this collection will run for three months at Aston Martin's brand experience centre at No.8 Dover Street in London's Mayfair.
The new No. 8 Dover Street boutique is an expression of the British marque’s brand values. It showcases a carefully chosen portfolio of the finest artisan products and truly bespoke experiences that embody the Aston Martin spirit.
Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman said: 'It's fascinating for someone like me, a car designer, to see the work created by an artist like Louis. We share similar values, both striving for beautiful iconic design, using high quality materials and hand craftsmanship. I'm looking forward to seeing the full collection when it lights up No.8 Dover Street later this year.'
Aston Martin at No. 8 Dover Street is open seven days a week from 10am until 6pm from Monday to Friday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Berlin based gallery LUMAS will soon be launching a new affordable line of Louis Sidoli Neon Art editions, which are expected to start under €2,500. Rather than a traditional gallery, LUMAS galleries give the feeling of being in an art collectors house, showcasing art in rooms that mimic actual living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms. Louis Sidoli commented "I love this concept and clearly I'm not the only one, as they are located in 40 of the worlds most prestigious retail locations." LUMAS galleries can be found in "Kaufhaus Des Westerns" (Berlin version of Harrods), New York Meatpacking + Soho districts, Paris, Basel and Moscow to name a few. Their portfolio includes some of the world's most renowned artists and photographers including Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, Patrick Demarchelier, Takashi Murakami and Helmut Newton.
The Stand Up For Cancer charity art auction "Sound + Vision" was held at the legendary Abbey Road Studios on the 5th October. The 80's themed event, which featured neon artwork by Louis Sidoli among the auction items managed to raise an incredible £452,000. The event was hosted by brothers Gary + Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet, with a live performance from Boy George, all within the most iconic recording studios in the world!
Louis Sidoli Neon Art is pleased to be partner for Cancer Research UK's "Sound + Vision" event on October 5th at Abbey Road Studios in London. Sound + Vision was launched by the Beatles producer; the late George Martin and has raised over £1M so far for Cancer Research UK's life saving work. This years event will be re-creating 2 legendary Soho nightclubs of the 80's "New Romantic" scene - Blitz and The Wag Club, where Spandau Ballet, Boy George and Duran Duran were all regulars.
The event will host an art exhibition and live auction featuring work by Louis Sidoli, Banksy, Gered Mankowitz, Brian Aris and Denis O Regan.
The on line auction items can be viewed at the link below:
The David Bowie Tribute Art Exhibition, featuring 5 neon artworks by Louis Sidoli opened in London yesterday 21st September and attracted over 400 people for the private view. The exhibition curated by Monica Colussi at Fiat Chrysler Motor Village runs until 4th November.
Louis recently collaborated with the Duffy / David Bowie Archive to create a neon artwork based on one of the most iconic images in pop culture history. Brian Duffy was one of the world's top photographers in the 60's / 70's. He shot the album cover photos for several David Bowie albums including Aladdin Sane, Lodger and Scary Monsters.
'Aladdin Sane' photo: © Duffy Archive & The David Bowie Archive ™
22nd Sep - 4th Nov at Fiat Chrysler Motor Village Mayfair, 105 Wigmore Street, W1U 1QY - (Next to Selfridges) Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30 - 6.30 Sat 11.00 - 6.00 Entry: Free
A forthcoming David Bowie photography + art exhibition in central London curated by Monica Colussi will feature the largest collection of photographs and artwork ever assembled, by 30 different artists who knew or were inspired by Bowie. There will be several Louis Sidoli neon artworks on display, alongside other well known artists such as Rankin, Lincoln Townley and Guido Harari. Editor of GQ magazine Dylan Jones will also be launching his new book "David Bowie: A Life" at the exhibition on 28th September.
Two David Bowie Neon portraits are featured in the reception of "The Rabbit in the moon" restaurant at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The restaurant which occupies the 5th and 6th floors of the Urbis building, is owned by ex Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, who have teamed up with Michelin starred chef Michael O Hare to create a "Space Age Asian" dining experience. The Bowie portraits were among several pieces snapped up by Gary Neville at the "Golden Years" exhibition in Manchester last November.
Some of the artwork from the "Pele: Art Life Football" exhibition originally presented at Halcyon Gallery in 2015, is going to be displayed at the National Football Museum in the Urbis Building, Manchester from Friday 19th May 2017 until 4th March 2018. The exhibition will also feature iconic Pele related items from the museum collection. The preview evening is on Thursday 18th May from 6.00pm - 10.00pm.
Louis Sidoli artwork was recently mentioned on the "Guess This House" programme on ITV. A collection of his 'Most Wanted' artworks are on display in an incredible £5m state of the art architect designed house, complete with a football pitch, swimming pool and helipad ! According to 'The Sun' Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is currently looking to buy the 14,000 SqFt house.
Louis recently met up with one of his favourite bands: The 1975 after seeing them kick off their UK tour with an epic show at the Manchester Arena, playing to a capacity 20,000 audience. The 1975 are huge neon art fans and use neon extensively on their album artwork and imagery. Ross McDonald and Matt Healey are pictured with Louis at the after show party with his David Bowie 1975 neon artwork!
Louis has recently partnering up with SEGA, to pay homage to gaming icon 'Sonic The Hedgehog' through a collection of fine art pieces celebrating the icon's 25th anniversary. The 'Sonic 25' collection will feature 3 original neon + aluminium artworks.
A VIP + press launch took place on December 1 at Castle Fine Art, South Molton Street, with the public exhibition opening the following day.
SONIC 25 PRESS LAUNCH:
Louis made an appearance on the BBC Adrain Goldberg Morning Show today to discuss the breaking news of Donald Trump as President Elect and his recent neon artwork portraying the two presidential candidates.
Louis will be shining his satirical neon lights on the USA presidential candidates, by unveiling two 'deplorable' political portraits of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on election day 2016 (Tuesday 8th November) at Castle Fine Art flagship store at the Mailbox, Birmingham:
The David Bowie: Golden Years neon exhibition will be opening in Manchester on Thursday 17th November and run until the 27th November.
Exhibition Location: Castle Fine Art, 12-14 King Street, Manchester, M2 6AG.
Exhibition open to public: Thursday 17th- Sunday 27th November 2016.
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10am-7pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.
VIP Launch event: Thursday 17th November 5-8PM
The David Bowie "Golden Years" neon exhibition has been attracting press attention from countries outside the UK:
"The neon portraits that every art lover would kill to have> They perfectly reflect Bowie’s relentless, attractive and artistic personality." (Bone Magazine)