An exhibition to celebrate Arsenal Football Club’s 125-year anniversary opens to the public on August 19th at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, as Nike gives fans the opportunity to see a unique collection of photography and film celebrating the past, present and future of the club.
The free to view five-day mixed-format exhibition presented by Nike and Arena Homme+ marks the 125th anniversary of London’s most successful football club, Arsenal. For 125 years both on and off the pitch the club has embodied style and class, as well as leading innovation within the modern game.
Arena Homme+, the curators of the exhibition, commissioned the photographic collective DoBeDo to create the main gallery content. DoBeDo uniquely combines the talents of established British photographers and the best of London new-skool, adding a fresh and vibrant energy to the art scene.
The collective captured the passion of Arsenal through photographic explorations of the fans, the players, Emirates Stadium and Arsenal’s training ground, London Colney. Led by founding member Tyrone Le Bon, DoBeDo took charge of different focal points and shot each moment in their own distinct style to tell a powerful story through stunning and captivating imagery.
Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a global film production company founded in London by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, has also created a short documentary that provides a deeply personal insight into the mindset of the Arsenal fans, to be showcased at the exhibition.
Arena Homme+ was re-launched this year under the direction of Ashley Heath and Max Pearmain. While the magazine has a clear focus upon fashion and style, it also has a history of featuring notable footballers on its cover. The project has been led by Ashley who is a passionate Arsenal fan with unique insights into the club.
A private viewing of ‘The Arsenal: 125’ takes place on 18 August 2011.
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Public view: 19th - 23rd August 2011, 10am until 6pm dailyCopyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 16 Aug 2011