Auction for two great prints

Madonna and Dolly Parton come together in support of Ritrovo

Calling all bids above £200

On 22nd May, 25 industry players will be walking 30km in support of a new initiative to really engage young talent. Our aim is to go into schools and into business, to provide young talent with knowledge and support via a new app being developed – and aiming to launch in June – with the stories of over 120 leaders from across the world.

Research tells us that many young talents no longer aspire to be leaders and yet, as we all know, real leadership plays such an important role in our lives and needs to be once again trusted and aspired to for it does make a difference. Our goal is to try and start to reverse the perception and provide greater understanding.

Our aim is to go into schools and into business, to provide young talent with knowledge and support via a new app being developed

We would like to raise funds now so we can donate the app to schools all across the country as a starting point. Pegasus has kindly donated these two great prints in support of our objectives.

As we rebuild, we want emerging talent to feel empowered and that they are supported as they aspire to achieve their own dreams, just as we were.

If you would like to bid, then please email lauran.bush@epmagazine.co.uk with your bid. The auction will close on 24th May.

Madonna print

Screen print with mixed media spray paint

Madonna ‘Crazy For You’

54cm by 46cm

Fabriano hand torn 220gsm

Embossed, signed, and numbered. Piece 10/10

Dolly Parton piece

Screen print with mixed media spray paint

50cm by 67cm

Fabriano hand torn 220gsm

Artist-proof, piece 3/3

About the artist:

Pegasus is the tag name of London-based American street artist, Chris Turner. Pegasus’ signature pop-meets-street style is immediately recognisable. Pegasus creates striking images of 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 out amongst street artists. The themes of his work range from hard-hitting political messages and playful cultural commentary to poignant memorials for pop culture symbols as David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, as well as his close friend, Amy Winehouse.

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 from 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.