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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Art of Pelé exhibit at Coral Gables Museum

Showing now at the Coral Gables Museum is the Art of Pelé. The exhibit is showing in conjunction with the Museum's Summer of Soccer theme, it closes Friday, July 11 at 6 pm with a reception and sale.

Pelé is considered to be the greatest footballer in the history of the game. To capture the many personal and significant moments of his life and career, Pelé has created a unique and colorful art collection, inspired by a story that he tells in his own hand and style, revealing thoughts and emotions that bring the many cherished personal memories of his career to life. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as 'The Black Pearl' began his lifelong relationship with the game of soccer by playing barefoot in the streets of Tres Coracoes with a ball made of stuffed socks. 

At just 15 years of age, he was bought by Brazil giants Santos, playing in the national team at 16 and winning his first World Cup at 17. He remained with Santos for almost 20 years scoring an incredible 1087 goals in 1120 matches and is the only footballer to be part of three World Cup winning squads.

Over 20 original artworks and prints will be available for sale at the closing reception on Friday. Proceeds benefit the museum. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067.

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