MOSCOW, October 8 (RIA Novosti)
Russia coach Fabio Capello signed an “Andy Warhol-style” portrait of himself by a former footballer, the painter’s wife said Monday.
Former England coach Capello is renowned for his love of modern art, with a collection reportedly valued at around $15 million.
Capello's Pop Art portrait, painted by ex-Russia defender Dmitry Sennikov, is destined for a charity auction, Sennikov’s wife Anna said.
“Fabio is an amazing person. When he saw the picture, he said ‘Wow’,” Anna Sennikova said.
“Then he signed the portrait and said he’s happy to do a lot for charity,” she said, adding that his autograph “could significantly raise the price of the lot.”
Capello was with the Russia team in Moscow on Monday ahead of a World Cup qualifying fixture against Portugal on Friday.
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