Messi World Cup mural painted by Cobre in Buenos Aires

Cobre has painted a new mural in Buenos Aires of Argentina World Cup winning captain Lionel Messi. Photos by Buenos Aires Street Art.

New mural of Messi by Cobre Art (photo © BA Street Art)

Argentina has seen an outpouring of passion and support from fans who got behind their national football team at the World Cup in Qatar.

The mural is located in San Fernando (photo © BA Street Art)

The hyper-realistic portrait of Messi was completed during the World Cup and painted in San Fernando, Buenos Aires. Many murals like this one in the district have been curated by Seba Cener and supported and sponsored by San Fernando Municipio.

Argentina was gripped with World Cup fever (photo © BA Street Art)

The mural is a tribute to Messi who went on to lead his country to their first triumph since 1986.

Large-scale realistic portraits (photo © BA Street Art)

Cobre from Santa Fe, Argentina is well-known for his large-scale realistic portraits in aerosol and has painted murals featuring popular icons including Prince and Robin Williams.

Details with aerosol (photo © BA Street Art)

All photos © Buenos Aires Street Art

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