Picture with Messis image sold for 428 thousand euros

Picture with Messis image sold for 428 thousand eurosPicture with Messi’s image sold for 428 thousand евроНа Sotheby’s auction in London a picture of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (Takashi Murakami) on which the forward of football club "Barcelona" Lionel Messi is represented, it was sold for 428 thousand euros.

The full name of a picture – "Lionel Messi and a universe of flowers". Besides, from a hammer the bust of clubmate Messi, defender Gerard Pique of work of Italian Francesco Vezzoli left. At auction were also exposed a football with Messi’s autograph and works of other artists. In total at auction it was possible to collect about three million euros.

The means obtained from sale will be sent to charity foundation of UNICEF under the name «1 in 11» which assumes development of children’s sports to Bangladesh, Nepal and Indonesia. It is thus emphasized that in these countries every eleventh child (about 58 million children) has no possibility to go to school and to train.