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UK: Artist responsible for THAT Ronaldo statue sculpts bust of Gareth Bale01:42

UK: Artist responsible for THAT Ronaldo statue sculpts bust of Gareth Bale

United Kingdom, Cardiff
June 1, 2017 at 19:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

The artist responsible for a statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo that became famous for its bizarre lack-of resemblance, has tried to make up for his heavily-mocked efforts by unveiling a new work, this time paying tribute to Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, in Cardiff, Thursday.

The bust of Bale stands in a local branch of betting company Paddy Power, who commisioned artist Emanuel Santos to create it.

Santos worked on the bust for three months and based his work on several pictures provided by the bet agency. The work was estimated to have cost approximately $32,153 (€28,673).

The presentation of Bale's homage coincides with Saturday's final UEFA Champions League, where Juventus Turin will face Bale's team Real Madrid.

Santos' previous work, a bronze bust of the famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo garnered worldwide attention after it was installed in front of Madeira airport in Portugal.

UK: Artist responsible for THAT Ronaldo statue sculpts bust of Gareth Bale01:42
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The artist responsible for a statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo that became famous for its bizarre lack-of resemblance, has tried to make up for his heavily-mocked efforts by unveiling a new work, this time paying tribute to Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, in Cardiff, Thursday.

The bust of Bale stands in a local branch of betting company Paddy Power, who commisioned artist Emanuel Santos to create it.

Santos worked on the bust for three months and based his work on several pictures provided by the bet agency. The work was estimated to have cost approximately $32,153 (€28,673).

The presentation of Bale's homage coincides with Saturday's final UEFA Champions League, where Juventus Turin will face Bale's team Real Madrid.

Santos' previous work, a bronze bust of the famous football player Cristiano Ronaldo garnered worldwide attention after it was installed in front of Madeira airport in Portugal.

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