Guy Portelli’s iconic sculptures will be supported by photography by Charles Everest and paintings by Chris Myers RI RBA on the pop icon theme, are on view at Taunton’s Creative Innovation Centre, Paul Street, TA1 3PF
Guy Portelli took his Pop Icon project to the BBC TV Dragons’ Den in a bid to raise the money and profile of a collection he had been working on for 34 years. The project captured the imagination of the ‘Dragons’ as well as the viewers. Guy Portelli said, “I walked away with the support of three Dragons and more money than I originally asked for, which was really helpful.”
The artist’s project grew in concept and ambition, and became the biggest exhibition on the theme of the Pop Icon ever staged in the UK. Guy is now bringing a selection of his sculptures to CICCIC for probably the most exciting show ever staged in Taunton.
Come along and meet pop icons such as John Lennon, Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Hendrix, The Spice Girls, Led Zeppelin and more.
Amongst the thirteen of Charles Everest’s stunning Limited Edition Giclee Prints for sale, are three large ones (image size ~3ft x 2ft) of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. Also represented are Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, The Who, Paul Rodgers, Free, Donovan, Frankie Miller, Nik Turner, Hawkwind and The Pink Fairies.
If you want a taste of the exhibition check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaQbgebXj6Y#t=4m00s
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