The statue of Radamel Falcao in Santa Marta is almost finished

Almost six years after its start, more precisely in 2018, the statue of Radamel Falcao García in Santa Marta is almost finished. The historic goal scorer of the Colombian national team, who is much loved by the Colombian people, will have his own sculpture in the city where he was born.

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The sculptor is Antonio Irisma, who despite receiving several criticisms and memes for the work, is about to complete the statue as a tribute to the current striker of Rayo Vallecano of Spain.

As Antonio previously explained, the ridicule and criticism of the image negatively affected his mood to such an extent that he felt that the work and effort he put into the work was not recognized.

The attacker’s father, Radamel García, who passed away at the beginning of 2019, was one of the people who motivated Antonio to continue the work and Falcao himself contacted him by phone to congratulate and thank him.

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Also, Antonio Irisma explained that when the work began, he had the support of other artists, but the arrival of the pandemic left him alone in the project and with few resources. However, he and neighbors took money from their own pockets to execute the statue, spending about fifteen million pesos.

The statue, which weighs approximately three tons, is six meters high and one and a half meters wide. It is made with stucco, gold paint, cement, steel bars and gravel.

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In the artistic figure, the attacker is seen celebrating a goal with his hands raised, a signature celebration during his professional career.

Source: El heraldo