The Football Player Special Edition
“When he was eight, everybody felt sorry for Rubén Ponce. His little legs were as skinny
as two sticks, sprawling out when he ran. But when he had the ball at his feet, there was
nobody who could take it off him unless he was actually tripped up and would fall down
like a stone. His father soon realized his son´s great potential as well as the lack of muscle
strength needed in order to succeed in football.
Over ten years, his father put him on a strict diet of pasta Bolognese, Spanish omelets,
scrambled eggs with chorizo and rich stews with chickpeas and lots of bacon. At age eighteen,
the young Rubén was healthy as a horse, his legs inspired fear and, although his hip feints
had been a little dimmed by his growing pot belly, his natural ability was still intact and no
one was able to make him fall so easily anymore.”
|20 × 10,5 × 11 cm
To protect the sculptures during transport, each item is placed in a custom-made polystyrene block and packed in a unique printed cardboard gift box.
All artworks are numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. A biographical pocket brochure and a little story about the piece written by the artist are also included.
The comic art of Guillermo Forchino, fully handmade and hand painted, adds humor to one’s heart and a unique touch to one’s space. Discover Forchino’s peculiar collections to find the perfect gift.