Collected by celebrities including Sir Elton John, Sting and Boy George, the art of Illuminati Neon (aka Mark Sloper) is influenced by the punk movement of the 1970s and 80s.
This artwork features lyrics from Elvis Presley’s 1956 song, ‘Love Me Tender’ The neon typography was crafted using a centuries-old technique, whereby the glass is bent under a temperature of 500˚C and compressed gas within the powder-coated tubes is ignited to produce an organic glow.
Mark says: “Elvis is not only ‘the King’, but the original punk rocker. We forget just how outrageous he was to the American audience when he first launched. Like the Sex Pistols, he was banned from TV and made newspaper headlines for all the wrong reasons.”
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Subject: Colour & Light
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