'The Arsenal: 125' Saatchi Gallery Exhibition
An exhibition to celebrate Arsenal Football Club’s 125th anniversary opens to the public today, Friday 19th August at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, as Club Partner 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+ magazine was officially opened last night in a private viewing by Club Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis, with players Wojciech Szczesny and Kieran Gibbs in attendance.
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 exhibition captures the passion of Arsenal through photographic explorations of the fans, the players, Emirates Stadium and Arsenal’s training ground, London Colney.
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.
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Public view: 19th - 23rd August 2011, 10am until 6pm daily
Further information on celebrations ahead of the Club's 125th anniversary matchday in December 2011 will be published across Arsenal.com and other club channels so keep an eye out for more news coming soon.