Arsenal winger Bellerin commissioned British artist Endless to create a portrait of himself. This time, the painting costing £25,000 was completed. The star was on Thursday. I went to the studio to take pictures.
In the Endless solo exhibition at Kensington Palace in August last year, Bellerin and teammate Iwobi met the artist, and then the influx of Bellerin invited Endless to create a work for himself.
Bellerin said: “In my opinion, he is one of the best and coolest artists in the UK. His works are bold and true. Each painting conveys a strong message about the worship of the present world.”
“Because I am interested in fashion and culture, his work can communicate with me on many levels. That’s why I commissioned this work, and I am very happy that it is finished.”
Bellerín is known for his speed. Using his pace, he is able to successfully take on opposition defenders as well as move swiftly to a defensive position. At the beginning of the 2014–15 season, he broke Theo Walcott’s 40-metre Arsenal sprint record by 1/100th of a second. He is considered to be one of the fastest footballers in the world.