William and Kate get Romero Britto pop art treatment for icons exhibition

16:01 22 November 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Brazilian-born pop artist Romero Britto

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Brazilian-born pop artist Romero Britto

Archant

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, have been immortalised as pop art by acclaimed Brazilian-born artist Romero Britto.

An exhibition of work by the Miami-based artist has opened at the Imitate Modern gallery in central London.

Modern Icons celebrates “modern-day pop culture icons”, including the Cambridges as well as Queen Elizabeth II, alongside portraits of The Pope, Chairman Mao, Henry Matisse, Brigitte Bardot and Jesus.

On William and Kate’s romance, Britto said: “It was wonderful to create their portrait, I just adore their love story and what they represent for all of us – love, longevity and history.”

Imitate Modern’s Fallon Khan said: “We are delighted to be exhibiting this new body of work from Britto.

“He is synonymous with painting the kings and queens of pop, from Michael Jackson, Madonna to Lady Gaga, and he has now turned his gaze to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, one of the most iconic and most watched couples on the planet and true modern icons.”

The exhibition runs until December 7.

Related articles

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 15:13
The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist has died this afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour yesterday morning.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:14
The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more