The icon of Argentinean sports, Diego Maradona, was chosen as the subject of this piece. Maradona was a rebel, a genius, a politically incorrect figure who was both loved and hated, and a true ambassador of the country. The artwork depicts Maradona in Villa Fiorito, the slum where he was born, during a flood where water had risen to his knees. It shows Maradona holding a sword of justice in one hand and the infamous “hand of God” in the other. The crow represents the fierce spirit that guided him from the mud to the sky.
September 10, 2022