Portrait of crying Gerard Pique, other Barca art to be auctioned off for charity

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Have you ever dreamed of hanging a portrait of a crying Gerard Pique in your home? Of course you have. And now’s your chance to make that strange dream a reality. On February 12, Sotheby’s in London will auction off 18 works — some related to Barcelona and others not — to support the FC Barcelona Foundation and UNICEF. One of those works is the portrait of Pique as Apollo Belvedere by Francesco Vezzoli pictured above.

And if you’re going to buy a Pique portrait, you of course must have the Shakira portrait by Yan Pei-Ming to go with it.

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But it’s not all Pique and Shakira, sadly. There’s also the wonderful “Lionel Messi and a universe of flowers” by Takashi Murakami…

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And Damien Hirst’s Messi spin painting…

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Then, naturally, there is also a piece titled “Doha Lounge Chair” by Marc Newson, which, surprisingly, isn’t a migrant worker on all fours…

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Xavi will probably buy all of these.