Conor McGregor has been immortalised in a hyperrealistic sculpture worth £50K!
The life-sized piece, titled ATLAS, is worth £50,000 and will be gifted to the fighting icon for his milestone birthday.
It shows McGregor bursting out of a block of marble and is part of an edition of three unique variations of the piece.
The sculptor, Aspencrow - also known as Edgar Askelovic - said: “It is an honour that Conor has accepted this as a gift from me. He is a phenomenon of our time - not just a smart athlete, but also a visionary.
“To create the piece, I looked back to antiquity, when athletes were immortalised in sculptures as gods. And I combined some details from a Michelangelo statue with modern day graffiti to capture the present day's warrior sensibilities."
The Birmingham-based, Lithuanian artist spent five months meticulously handcrafting the 100kg sculpture from photographs alone, using top quality platinum silicone and marble powder, with eyes made from eerily realistic, UV resistant Polyurethane Resin and McGregor's trademark crop cut and beard crafted from real hair.
“People of our generation grew up on graffiti and hooliganism, so I’ve displayed part of his tattoos on his back in graffiti." Said Aspencrow.
The piece is on view to the public at JD Malat Gallery, as part of its summer exhibition from 14 July until 30 September.