Sega is to hold a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' art exhibition.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog

The blue spiny mammal will be on display as he's never been seen before after the video games developer joined forces with fine art publisher Washington Green to pay homage to the iconic character to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original 1991 game.

Several of the original pieces will be reproduced as signed limited editions and sold in Washington Green's Castle Fine Art galleries across the UK from December 2, 2016, and a public exhibition of the works will also take place on the same date at Castle Fine Art in London.

Sega Europe's director of brand licensing Jason Rice said: "Our goal when it came to Sonic's 25th Anniversary was to celebrate, but also mark the occasion with a series of initiatives which take a unique view on what is one of the world's most iconic video game characters.

"The Sonic licensing programme is already well known for its art programmes but we wanted to really push the boundaries with this project.

"With Washington Green we have been able to create a one-of-a-kind collection for the franchise.

"They have given us access to some of contemporary art's most celebrated artists not to mention a number of new up and coming talents.

"The result is a collection of truly stunning and innovative works from some of the finest painters and sculptors around today."

The Sonic pieces will be made up of sculptures, paintings and mixed media.