High profile, celebrity street artist Pegasus met Naz a few years ago when he asked permission for Naz’s clinic’s (Face Clinic London / Soho Skin) outside wall in Soho to be used as a canvas for Pegasus’ open air exhibition of his street art.
Shortly afterwards, a fabulously cheeky drawing of Marilyn Monroe, wearing American flag hot pants and sneakers, appeared outside the clinic, amazing staff and putting smiles on the faces of everyone who walked past. The beautiful artwork has since become a tourist attraction and much loved by the Soho community.
Pegasus has since been creating high-profile artworks for Kate Middleton, to celebrate the upcoming birth of the future King of England. And most recently, the inspiringly cheeky portrait of a young Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her becoming the longest reigning monarch of England. Rumour has it that the palace and the Queen love it.
Pegasus has very kindly offered to donate his latest masterpiece to the Naz and Matt Foundation, to be installed inside the clinic of Face Clinic London and Soho Skin – the place that he met Naz and they became friends.
To celebrate this incredible gesture, we invite you to join us on Saturday 24th October 6pm for the unveiling of the new piece of artwork.
There will be a drinks and light refreshments reception.
After the unveiling evening, all visitors wishing to view the artwork will be asked to make a donation to Naz and Matt Foundation.
Hope to see you on the 24th!
When – Date & Time
Saturday 24th October 6pm
Where – Location
(A short 5 minute walk from Carnaby Street)
Pegasus made headlines with a stencil showing the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, as the Virgin Mary with Prince George of Cambridge as baby Jesus. The image, inspired by the 14th Century painting Madonna And Child by Italian artist Duccio di Buoninsegna, was created in honour of the arrival of the future King of England. The painting was exhibited at the Hoxton Arches gallery in London’s East End in 2013 and is the fifth Royal portrait by Pegasus. Previous work featuring the royal family includes Queen Elizabeth dressed in her crown and Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack swimsuit. The painting is located at the Caledonian Road. There is also a nude Prince Harry, inspired by the media images of him while he was holidaying in Las Vegas. This work can be found in the bathrooms of the Winchester Bar in Angel as well as at the skate park along the Embankment in London
About Naz and Matt Foundation
Naz and Matt Foundation was set up in 2014 following the sad loss of Matt’s fiancé of thirteen years, Naz (Dr Nazim Mahmood), who passed away two days after his deeply religious family confronted him about his sexuality.
Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, particularly where religion is heavily influencing the situation.
By tackling the problem head on, raising awareness and mentoring Naz and Matt Foundation hopes to open the eyes of closed minds in communities and families so that they will love the children they gave birth to, for the individuals they were born to be.
Our mission is to never to let religion, any religion, come in the way of the unconditional love between parents and their children
About Face Clinic London and Soho Skin
Face Clinic London was setup by Dr Nazim Mahmood and his friend Dr Anita Kapoor in 2009. Their mission – to make people feel happy about themselves. They are a friendly Doctor-led London based facial aesthetics clinic offering Wrinkle Treatment, Sweating Treatment and Dermal Fillers.
Soho Skin is the fresh new beauty business that helps people look young and feel beautiful. They offer a range of high end beauty treatments for men, and women, and their skin care range is backed by medical research to ensure that what the product says it does, it actually does.