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He painted Lionel Messi on a 10 dollar bill and it was a furore: they wanted to buy him for thousands of pesos

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He painted Lionel Messi on a 10 dollar bill and it was a furore: they wanted to buy him for thousands of pesos

the Argentinian artist Marco Marco painted Lionel Messi on a 10 peso bill and broke it into nets, so that one person wanted to buy it for 60,000 pesos.

One of Mauro’s dreams is for the Argentina national team captain to see his work done. “At least I would like Messi to see it. If he asks me, I won’t think about it and I’ll give it to him,” said the 23-year-old from Jujuy in dialogue with TN.

Interestingly, Marcos started work on the painting on the first day of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and finished it on December 18 before Argentina and France played the final.

“I started day one of the World Cup and finished it right at 6am on the day of the final,” he said, adding: “It was a very emotional moment, I had to paint it.”

Towards the end of the World Cup, the young man shared three videos of the trial on Instagram and one of them was a success: it had millions of views and tens of thousands of likes.

The furore was such that a user offered him 60,000 pesos for the ticket, an offer that Mauro rejected.

“I had many offers. The maximum they offered me was 60,000 dollars. But I would like at least Messi to see it. If he asked me, I would not think about it and I would give it to him,” confirmed Marcos.

an hobby

Mauro not only painted Messi on a 10 euro banknote. He also used Argentine 5 and 10 peso banknotes to portray artists and cartoons, such as Tini Stoessel and Maria Becerra or characters from The Powerpuff Girls and of Dexter’s laboratory.

Each job takes him at least ten days. He dedicates four hours a day to his works.

Mauro has always drawn, but thanks to the “explosion” that his World Cup painting had, he decided to start studying Visual Arts at the Higher Education Institute n. 4 “Raúl S. Ortiz,” he told TN.

After Messi’s draw, he was followed by one of the 10 who lifted the World Cup. He will soon be one of the “Dibu” Martínez.

A good mural of ten

After Argentina won the World Cup, many artists immortalized the glorious moment of the ten by lifting the cup in different parts of the country. One of them was the street performer Maximilian Bagnasco.

Bagnasco painted Leo in a corner of Palermo. The artistic finish is impressive, especially considering the similarity of his work to the PSG star.

“This is my way of saying thank you. It’s a gift for the people. Football for Argentines is always a joy and it helps us overcome difficult situations better,” the 39-year-old muralist told AFP news agency.

Bagnasco became popular when he painted Argentina’s other great fan idol, Diego Maradona, in one of the tallest murals in the world, 40 meters high in a building in Canning, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Source: Clarin

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