Stroke of genius: Legendary football star and New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry has always been considered an artist on the field, now he will help conjure art on the streets of New York.
The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker, who is a Champions League winner and France’s all-time leading goalscorer, will pair up with graffiti artist Tristan Eaton on Friday, July 13, to fulfil a unique artistic vision at the city's famous Madison Square Garden.
Sport will be elevated to art, and the latter will be penetrated by the immediacy that often comes from the whack of a football.
For the cause-and-effect sports art, Henry will fire off a series of shots which will in turn initiate a mechanised system that will paint, spray, push and pull a blank canvas, eventually creating a giant (24’ by 21’) mural work of art inspired by the City of New York.
Come back to redbull.com on Monday, July 16, for a video of the action-filled art and an interview with the man himself in New York.