MÄKELISMOS, RCD MALLORCA AND THE LEAGUE JOIN TO TRIBUTE SAMUEL ETO'O AND LEAVE A FIRST DIVISION ARTISTIC LEGACY IN THE STADIUM
On January 2, 2022, RCD Mallorca and FC Barcelona faced each other at the Son Moix stadium in a League match, a perfect occasion to pay tribute to an icon who marked an era for both teams: Samuel Eto'o
With enough time to prepare a printing tribute, RCD Mallorca, after having the approval of La Liga, contacted MÄKELISMOS Brand to carry out a unique and spectacular artistic action. The Mallorcan painter most recognized by critics and the public, René Mäkelä, would be in charge of carrying out the action on a huge mural ten meters high in the same stadium, a work that will remain forever in the facilities.
After a month of intense painting activity and with the complications of working outdoors and at height, René Mäkelä finished an impressive work in which you can see Mallorca's all-time top scorer in a complex game of faces to execute that mixes two different expressions united by some facial elements. Just below, the shield of what was the team of his loves, where he dazzled the world, and which allowed him to make the leap to the highest level of his profession after signing for Barça.
That January 2nd, no one was missing. A venue packed with fans hosted the opening ceremony in which, in addition to the artist, Samuel Eto'o himself, the presidents of Mallorca and Barça, and different representatives of La Liga among other relevant personalities in the world were covering the work. of football.
Eto'o thanked with great emotion the artist's work and the gesture to both teams and La Liga. Shortly after, he left his signature on the mural and attended to the dozens of accredited media outlets that were responsible for publicizing the tribute around the world. There was no country on the planet that did not find out about this artistic action.
Since that moment, the enormous mural presides over one of the entrances to the Mallorcan stadium, it is photographed by thousands of fans before each match, and it has become an example to be followed by other clubs of all kinds of how art and sport, when They come together, they are unbeatable.