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Adidas auctions FIFA World Cup artworks

Adidas auctions FIFA World Cup artworks

Adidas is offering football fans all over the world a unique opportunity to own a piece of limited edition FIFA 2010 World Cup history - with a collection of newly commissioned paintings.

Created by Espoir Vyizigiro Kennedy and Paul Junior Kasemwana, the paintings reflect the spirit of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

In total the works feature 32 players from the 32 federations that competed at the tournament.

The artists are permanently based at Jo’bulani Central, Sandton Convention Centre - which has hosted adidas’ PR headquarters during the tournament.

Each day they have been creating a new painting, with the results now on offer to football fans from around the world. The works include a wonder goal, a penalty shoot out, pure elation, the pain of defeat, individual brilliance and team effort.

The Flying Dutchman – June 28th 2010

Today’s painting brings together superstar strikers Diego Forlan and Robin van Persie in a Uruguary v Netherlands match up and Germany’s midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Spain’s top scorer of the tournament so far, David Vaill in a poignant painting titled “The Last Four”.

The artworks are up for auction on ebay with 100 percent of the final sale price will support The Nelson Mandela 46664 Trust. In the spirit of the legacy and work of Nelson Mandela, the objects of the charity are to promote education and training in Africa, research into the socio-economic challenges of development in Africa, education and relief of poverty of children, and the support of programmes that mitigate the impact of the HIV AIDS pandemic.

The Claw – June 17th 2010

46664 was founded by Nelson Mandela and inspired by his Robben Island Prison Number, 46664, is the campaign vehicle of the charities established by Nelson Mandela designed to inspire individual and collective action towards a better world for everyone.

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