- Collaboration between Pegasus and Mark Illuminati
Stencil, Spray paint and acrylics on board by Pegasus
- Hand bent and blown neon lettering and custom framing by Mark Illuminati
Unique Original Artwork
- Signed Verso by both artists
- 95m x 140cm (Frame)
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Pegasus
- Framed in a custom gold ornate frame
- This works is delivered for free in mainland UK, international shipping please ask for quote.
Made for The Art Hound Gallery's Bad Reputation Exhibition, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London 2022
Pegasus is the tag name of London-based American street artist, Chris Turner. Pegasus’ signature pop-meets-street style is immediately recognisable.
Pegasus has a A-List and celebrity following having received commissions from Adele, Simon Cowell, Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Lohan and England Rugby legend Ben Cohen. His stencilled pieces display an ironic and sometimes controversial portrayal of popular culture’s most recognisable icons.
Pegasus creates striking images of these cultural icons through a unique process of layering detailed, hand-cut stencils coloured with bright, explosive aerosol spray paint. The result is a striking body of work that stands alone among Street artists. Aesthetically Pegasus work blends Street with a Pop aesthetic. His artistic process in the creation of an artwork requiring countless hours and meticulous fine technique, whether created on the streets themselves or as a painting on canvas. Thematically his works range from hard-hitting political messages and playful cultural commentary to poignant memorials for pop culture symbols such as David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, as well as his close friend, Amy Winehouse.
Pegasus most famous works to date is Fallen Angel, the artists personal tribute to Amy Winehouse on the side of a Camden information centre (Starbucks) which was whitewashed over before being repainted and 'opened' by Winehouse's mother Janis in December 2013. The artwork was the site of an unofficial shrine for Ms Winehouse in the days after the singer's death in 2011.
In 2013, the Jewish Museum asked Pegasus to create an installation for the memorial exhibition, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait exhibition. His portraits of the singer are now part of the Jewish Museum’s permanent collection.
Pegasus’ work is also part of the Hollywood Museum Collection, where his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and Bette Davis are on permanent display. For Pegasus, the Hollywood connection continued with his controversial work ‘I got 99 problems but an O$car ain’t one.’ As soon as it appeared on the streets of London, he was invited to place a version of the work in Los Angeles to coincide with the 2016 Academy Awards Ceremony.
Pegasus’ work receives considerable attention with the press and enjoys a large celebrity following. His street work and exhibitions have been covered extensively by the Huffington Post, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, BBC, Artnet, NME, among others. He has also been interviewed by the BBC, NBC and London Live.
From 2020, all Pegasus artwork will be authenticated via a studio Certificate of Authenticity and is currently under his own management. His work is only available to purchase through a group of carefully selected Galleries.
London based artist Mark Illuminati draws on his real punk roots and lifelong passion for rock music for his dynamic neon art works.
Illuminati’s work evokes the raw power of a misspent youth living on tour buses with the likes of The Sex Pistols and The Damned.
His art is a joyful celebration of the legacy of anarchy in the UK with a glamorous contemporary flair.
Using vintage and historic flags, clothing and distressed materials, each neon art piece is hand blown to the highest standard and created in Illuminati's west London studio. His works are also available in print form with each piece individually painted and customised with hand applied gems and crystals before being framed by the artist in hand sourced and customised ornate frames.
Illuminati is collected by musicians, actors and Hollywood stars across the globe who are often seen photographed with their works: from Danny Dyer to Trey Parker, Boy George, Elton John and of course multiple punk icons themselves including members of The Sex Pistols.