Andy Warhol – Pele – The grace and skill of Brazilian legend Pele captured the eye of pop art pioneer Andy Warhol, who produced this portrait after meeting the footballer in the 1970s.
It features in an exhibition called “Pele: Art, Life, Football” at the Halcyon Gallery in London. Pele said of Warhol: “He gave continuity to my life and my message outside of the football pitch … It’s because of him that today you see many artists who have works of me.”
Such was his greatness, famed artist Andy Warhol revisited his “15 minutes of fame” quote to predict “15 centuries” of acclaim for Pele, who celebrated his 75th birthday on Friday October 23. CNN