Sunday, 8 January 2012

Pelé turns to art


I had to read the email twice to check I’d got it right when it landed in my inbox last month, titled The Art of Pelé. Turns out, Pelé, the legendary footballer, is also an artist and has produced a series of paintings under the heading The Art of Pelé. I suppose when your football skills are as good as Pelé’s, your artistic talents could get overlooked. Or maybe, it helps when artist Athol Moult “assists” with your collection…

Anyway, The Art of Pelé collection will be shown at select exhibitions and events in key cities building up to the Brazilian World Cup in 2014. There are 42 original pieces charting Pelé’s career.
A marketing ploy it may be, but if it’s good for Brazil, then it’s good for me.

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