Reuters-By Lucila Sigal
Artist Martin Ron works on a mural depicting late soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona, which will be presented on the anniversary of Maradona, the 30th of October, in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 19, 2022. REUTERS/Tomas Cuesta
BUENOS AIRES, Oct 24 (Reuters) – An Argentine artist has painted a giant mural of late soccer legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires to commemorate what would have been the World Cup winner’s 62nd birthday at the end of October.
The nearly completed mural will take in total some 25 days of work for Ron and a team of seven artists, and uses 800 liters (200 gallons) of paint. Ron said it was the largest mural of Maradona ever – around 45 meters (148 ft) high, similar in height to New York’s Statue of Liberty.