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Art Miami presents Brazilian Street Artist Sipros "Deportista de elite" at Casa Clásico To Kick Off The Inaugural El Clásico Miami
Portraits will feature top Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona players including Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo with proceeds benefitting the Perry J. Cohen Foundation
Miami (July 11, 2017) – European Football and Street Art might seem to be somewhat odd bedfellows, but when the opportunity to promote the oldest and largest sports rivalry in history all going towards a great cause, the two go hand-in-hand. In honor of El Clásico Miami, the first match between these storied rivals in the United States, Art Miami will present four portraits of the world's biggest European football stars Cristiano Ronaldo & Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid and Lionel Messi & Neymar of Barcelona. Each of these superstars had his portrait interpreted and painted in advance of the El Clásico Miami, by celebrated Brazilian street artist Sipros.
These realist portraits from Sipros will be featured Friday July 28th from 11am – 11pm at Casa Clásico at Bayfront Park, The Official Fan Fest for El Clásico Miami Presented by La Liga. The four portraits are 72 "x 96 " in size will then move to Hard Rock Stadium where they will be placed on exhibit for acquisition during El Clásico which begins at 7:30pm. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork are generously being donated by the Bushwick Collective and will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation (www.pjcf.org).
Established in the memory of Perry Cohen, a 14-year-old Florida boy who went missing at sea on July 24, 2015, by Perry’s mom, Pamela Cohen, and his stepfather, Nick Korniloff, the mission of the PJC Foundation is devoted to the advancement of the Arts, Environmental, Marine & Wildlife Preservation and Education, Teenage Entrepreneurship and Boating Safety Education. "Perry was a great kid with deep Miami family roots, and was a fan of the arts, nature, business and sports, making this event a natural p