IN THE NEWS: Amazing pop art pics revealed of Wills and Kate…Posted: November 14, 2011
Sell Your Story UK loves these amazing new portraits of the Royal couple! World-renowned pop artist Romero Britto arrives in London to open a new exhibition with new series of portraits featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…
Britto has painted Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Madonna before. The artist, based in Miami, counts Elton John, Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whitney Houston and many others as his fans and collectors.The artist, based in Miami, counts Elton John, Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whitney Houston and many others as his fans and collectors.
And the show where these photos will be also celebrates other modern day pop culture icons such as The Queen, The Pope, Henry Matisse, Brigitte Bardot and even Jesus.
Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963 and self-taught from an early age, he started out painting on surfaces such as newspapers. In 1988 Britto moved to Miami and began to flourish as an international artist and in the following year he was selected alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Haring for Absolut Vodka’s iconic Absolut Art campaign. Britto has combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style that The New York Times describes, “exudes warmth, optimism and love.”
His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums on five continents in over 100 galleries including The Saatchi Gallery and Caroussel du Louvre and he has created public art installations for London’s Hyde Park and JFK Airport in New York. Britto’s neo-pop style has since lent itself to collaborations with brands including Bentley, Audi, Evian and FIFA, for whom he created an official poster for the 2010 World Cup.
The new body of work will be released over three stages, with Imitate Modern showcasing the original paintings during the first week of the exhibition, followed by the limited edition prints and collectibles over the latter half of the show.
Britto is keen to enable fans of the Royal Couple to share in his excitement and appreciation and has designed a very limited edition of giclee prints, available in four colourways and in Britto’s iconic signature style. Each print will be available in an edition of 25 and there will be a print series of Real Love and Our Princess. The prints will officially be released on 20th November and are available at Imitate Modern.
You can see these pictures for yourself and others a show of his work at Imitate Modern Gallery from 16th November to 7th December. The gallery is situated at 27a Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PN: 0207 486 9927 http://www.imitatemodern.com and http://www.britto.com
Our verdict at Sell Your Story UK is we adore these colourful portraits and think they’ve caught the couple well – what do you think of them?