Pope Francis, birdie for the peace for an artist

With a putter in hand ready to pocket the ball in the most beautiful hole there can be, that of peace. Pope Francis is depicted in this way in the latest work by Maupal, a Roman artist.

Pope Francis, golf

The work, a tribute from Federgolf, was given to Pope Francis by the author himself in recent days, on the occasion of a visit to the Vatican.

This is a limited edition creation, dimensions 70 × 50 cm, printed on Magnani Pescia paper. The work, commissioned by Monocromo Art Gallery, was made on the back of dollar banknotes.

From another link, the personal one, we discover that Maupal (born Mauro Pallotta) is not new to similar depictions of Pope Francis: for example, a #Ecopope (Francesco ecologist aboard a scooter) and Exemplum Omnibus emerge from his gallery, that is, the pontiff who cleans up the sky.

Born in 1972, Mauro Pallotta is an established international artist. In 2016 the New York magazine Artnet included him in the ranking of the thirty most influential street artists in the world. “Today – we read about him from his website – he collaborates in initiatives on Street Art on a national and international level and his works are present in galleries and fairs all over the world. He mainly exhibits in Italian galleries and museums, in London and Miami”.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.