Artist Statement: When I was asked to contribute to Peles 75th birthday art exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery, the first thing that came to mind was Warhol’s “athletes” series, so I created a homage to Warhol as well as Pele. The main image came from a 1972 advert for Puma football boots and Spalding handler football - both of which were endorsed at the time by Pele. He was the first sportsman to become a global brand and he embraced sponsorship on a level that had not been previously seen. The neon represents his global appeal and No10 shirt. The title references Warhols quote: “Pele was one of the few who contradicted my theory: instead of 15 minutes fame, he will have 15 centuries”
Framed Size: 100 x 100 x 10cm
Media: Pencil sketch on polished anodised aluminium with hand made glass neon. Hand Signed by Pele and artist.
Frame: Solid English oak.
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