Messi street art in Ushuaia by Maxi Bagnasco

Maxi Bagnasco painted  a striking mural of Lionel Messi in Ushuaia, Argentina in 2023. Photos by Stef Custers for Buenos Aires Street Art.

Mural of Lionel Messi in Ushuaia painted by Maxi Bagnasco (photo © Stef Custers / BA Street Art)

This portrait of Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain was painted by Maxi at a housing complex in Ushuaia. The artwork was one of 10 murals painted as part of the 4th Encuentro de Muralistas de Ushuaia (EMUSH2023) and was organised by the Secretary of Culture and Education of the Government of Ushuaia.

Housing development in Ushuaia (photo © Stef Custers/BA Street Art)

It’s one of a number of eye-catching portraits that Maxi has painted of Messi since Argentina won its third World Cup trophy in December 2022.

Messi on the mountain (photo © Stef Custers / BA Street Art)

Maxi is well-known for painting realistic portraits of Diego Maradona and also for painting a mural of Lionel Messi in Palermo, Buenos Aires and also in Miami, Florida.

Messi mural painted with aerosol spray and brushes (photo © Stef Custers / BA Street Art)

Ushuaia is known as the ‘End of the World’ so not that easy a place to get to. So thanks to Stef Custers for taking these great photos for us to publish on our blog.

All photos © Stef Custers / Buenos Aires Street Art

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