Conor McGregor Is Immortalized in $66k Marble Statue
Conor McGregor Is Immortalized in $66k Marble Statue
The graffiti gorilla spray-painted onto the back of Aspencrow’s sculpture
14 July, 2018, 03:23
Askelovic - better known as Aspencrow - spent five months handcrafting the 100kg sculpture from photographs alone.
One of those fights being most discussed, is a lightweight super clash between top stars Conor McGregor, and reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Last August, he switched to boxing to fight Floyd Mayweather.
The life-like face of McGregor is striking and even features his famous McGregor stomach tattoo, sans the lion.
The pieces depict the Crumlin native emerging from a block of stone and come in three versions - two of which will be displayed in London galleries and one which will become McGregor's personal property.
"It's really phenomenal. And, of course, someone chose to immortalize it in this way".
It's up to you what you see in it.
The artist admits that he hasn't actually spoken to McGregor directly, but has been communicating with him through a friend. "I don't know what's going to happen - is he going to get fined, be on probation, is he going to get this, that - when that is over with, then we will start talking about him fighting". "Someone Conor will remind a prisoner, someone- God, and others - ordinary people", - quotes the words of the artist BBC.
Only thing delaying this process however are Conor McGregor's legal issues, which looked to get settled in return court hearing a few weeks from now. "I feel he's my soulmate". The piece, said to be worth approximately $66,000 Dollars, will be gifted to McGregor for the special occasion, while two other sculptures will be on display and then sold by London's JD Malat Gallery.
The piece will be on display to the public at the JD Malat Gallery until September 30 before it is gifted to McGregor.
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