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Mr Bling – Check Out These Footballers' Multi-Million Rand Crystal Murals

A Colombian artist by the name of "Mr Bling" has created crystal murals for some of the world's best footballers, with some paying up to R3.2 million for his work. Check it out!

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Going with the nickname of Mr Bling, Mauricio Benitez is a Colombian artist who uses Swarovski crystals to create murals for public figures and celebs, as well as some of football's most famous players.

In 2013, he created a giant portrait for Lionel Messi, who received his mural for free, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Ronaldinho have commissioned Benitez for his work, with prices upwards of R3.2 million.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrated his birthday earlier this week, so the artist seemingly decided to create a crystal portrait for the Egyptian star.

To see Salah and other footballer's murals, scroll through the gallery above!

Which of the crystal creations in the gallery above would you say is the best?


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