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

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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.

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