Pelé: Art, Life, Football

Published: 27 September 2015

Senate Publishing Chairman Lord Evans was delighted to attend the launch of Pelé: Art, Life Football at the Halcyon Gallery on the 26th September. The gallery, in partnership with internationally acclaimed artists, has created a unique exhibition to honour this football legend, his creativity and incredible sporting career.

Marking Pelé’s 75th birthday, the exhibition contains original paintings and sculptures from several contemporary artists including Lorenzo Quinn, Mitch Griffiths, Russell Young, Pedro Paricio, Ernesto Cánovas, Santiago Montoya and Raphael Mazzucco. Highlights include Andy Warhol’s original 1977 painting, Pelé - one of ten portraits which formed Warhol’s famous series, Athletes - as well as a unique range of photography outlining key moments in Pele’s extraordinary career.

“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.” Pelé

The Pelé: Art, Life Football exhibition runs till the 18th October.