In Buenos Aires, the football madness does not seem ready to die down yet. A few days after Argentina won the World Cup, a mural of Lionel Messi, decked in the traditional black and gold Arabian garb that was slung over his shoulders during the ceremony, lifting the trophy was unveiled on a wall of the South American capital.
Directed by Maximiliano Bagnasco, a 39-year-old street artist, the work measures approximately 6 meters high by 5 wide and required no less than 60 spray paint cans. “It’s my way of saying thank you. It is also a gift for people. Football for Argentines is always a joy, and allows us to get through difficult times better. We saw Argentina united with millions of people in the streets… We are world champions! » declared Bagnasco.