The Art of Football with PFA Chief Gordon Taylor


Former footballer Gordon Taylor’s 40-year career as head of the English footballers’ union, the Professional Footballers’ Association, is coming to an end. In celebration, this episode of our award-winning series, A Life Less Ordinary, features Gordon explaining how his passion for beautiful game connects with his love of art. Find out how a tribute in Yugoslavia to Manchester United’s ‘Busby Babes’ sparked Gordon’s desire to create a legacy for English football. Learn how Gordon acquired L.S. Lowry’s masterpiece ‘Going to the Match’ from Sotheby’s and how it’s depiction of crowds attending a football game has become more moving than ever. Gordon also shows us other highlights of the PFA’s collection, including works by Sir Peter Blake and Barbara Hepworth, and describes commissioning young artists to celebrate the PFA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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