International pop artist Romero Britto will be making an exclusive appearance in Canary Wharf in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The craftsman will be meeting and greeting at Castle Fine Art’s pop-up gallery at Canada Place Mall on Friday, June 10.
During his visit between 12pm and 1pm, a selection of Romero’s limited editions, original works and sculptures will be on show.
To mark the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday and the forthcoming June celebrations, Castle Fine Art will be showcasing two pieces created by Romero in her honour.
The Brazilian-born artist has exhibited in 30 countries across four continents, and collaborated with some of the most famous global brands including Coca Cola, Bentley and Disney.
He was inspired by the works of Matisse and Picasso in his youth before finding fame in America in the 1980s where pop art was flourishing.
Romero said: “Art can make you look at something in an exciting and totally different way. It can give you the power to fly.
“I get my inspiration from simple things in life…from beautiful things that happen around me, things that make me happy and leave me inspired.”
In 2007, Romero exhibited the largest ever public installation in Hyde Park, London, with his monumental pyramid sculpture reaching over four stories in height.
He has recently been invited to be an honorary torch bearer for Rio 2016 and is a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations.
Managing director for Castle Fine Art Ian Weatherby-Blythe said: “Romero Britto is one of the most celebrated artists of our time – expressionistic and vibrant, his work is universal.
“Drawing upon Cubist and Pop Art influences, Romero has created a new and inspiring trademark style recognised the world over.
“We are offering a unique opportunity for people to meet an internationally celebrated artist in the heart of London.”