Incredible visit over the weekend had the world’s best footballer Lionel Messi in Barcelona’s Camp, during which Messi got a gift – worth about 50 million U.S. Dollars – portrait of crystals.
Colombian Mauricio Benitez is an artist who a thirteen years ago started a special art. Benitez made mosaics, but unlike many others, he makes portraits of precious stones.
Portrait of Messi with clenched fists, in celebration of goal, Benitez made entirely of Swarovsky crystals, and he wanted to personally deliver it to Messi and he did it this Sunday.
Otherwise, the Colombian has made a number of great works in his style, such as, portraits of Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley, as well as the portrait of his compatriot Radamel Falcao.