Sergio Ramos and Pilar Rubio are passionate about art. On social media, the couple often brag about their visits to different museums, although this has drawn ridicule on more than one occasion – such as their visit to the Dali Museum in Paris earlier this week. However, in recent years we have been able to verify that the Paris Saint-Germain defender is a bit of an aesthete and a very passionate collector. Its aim is for it to become “one of the most important collections in Spain and in the world”.”.
In 2019, Ramos show one of his first notable acquisitions: Continuum lineagean urban work by New Yorker Phil Frost which, according to experts, is worth €40,000. Ramos felt he identified with the artist’s “work and personality” and posed alongside the work on social media, where he also showed his gratitude to Iron Inglésco-manager of a gallery with Javier Lopez and who advises the PSG star on many issues related to the art world.
According to the cultural portal Vanitatis, Sergio and Fer Francés met in 2018 after being introduced by designer María Escoté and Alberto Alarcón, creative director of Nobel Donkey. The adviser confessed that Ramos generally does not opt for the world of a single artistbut in his house it has several works by the Sevillian artist Manuel León Moreno. In 2018, Ramos defined him as a “good friend” and “one of the most talented artists with the most projection” when he visited him in his studio. He bought the painting, The blind lead the blind and six or seven other paintingsthe painter confessed vanity lounge. However, Ramos also counts on the advice of the Marlborough Gallery and another expert in classical painting.
Banksy, Manolo Genovés and Alex Katz at Ramos
Thanks to Amazon Prime Video documentary about Ramos, we got to take a look inside his house and see just how vast his art collection is. As published at the time by the portal LOC, the footballer has a Manolo Valdésone of the most renowned Valencian artists on the international market whose works sell for between 30,000 and 300,000 euros; a painting by Juan Genovésnoted for his expressionistic realism; two plays by Alex Katzfigurative painter and sculptor; a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, which is one of the jewels of his collection with works valued between 200,000 and 500,000 euros; and his Banksy, which he had been seeking for a long time to acquire.
He also owns four works by Belin, including a post-neocubist Gioconda and another more than three meters wide, and recently acquired two of the prestigious Kenny Scharf, which he defined as “the best of all time”. Sergio Ramos visited the author’s studio in person countless times and took a painting with him, so it can be assumed that he did the same on other visits with artists such as Pierre Halley, Erik Parker, Kaws and Francesco Clement.
Sergio Ramos’ passion for art is not limited to paintings and sculptures – the footballer has adorned his skin with different works of great prestige. That same week, he showed a tattoo on the belly of Salvador Dalí Woman with drawerswhich presents the famous elephants that the genius used in many of his works. He also has a Banksy tattoo flower thrower on his left leg.