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Christiano Ronaldo
Christiano Ronaldo

In keeping with the theme of the forthcoming issue, which is “Private P/Arts,” we pause to bring you a new sculpture that raised more than eyebrows when it was unveiled in Madeira, Portugal, the hometown of world-famous footballer Christiano Ronaldo, who is the subject of the statue.

Newspapers worldwide tittered about “the er… erection” of the statue in the central plaza, or commented on Madeira’s generous gift to its native son. Actually, it was Ronaldo himself who commissioned the statue in his own honor, which could explain a lot: when you’ve got that kind of artistic control, why not go for broke?