The Magic of Football
Width: 2.40 m / Height: 2.40 m
"The Magic of Football" was created for the football world championship final of 2002. Through anamorphic illusions painted on its relief, the object shows different or changing images when viewed from different sides. The creation of this highly complex work was originally scheduled to take three months, but ultimately required about twenty months of non-stop work.
The face of former FIFA president Joseph Blatter is visible in the image's center when the work is viewed from a distance of more than 25m. The signatures of the German and Brazilian teams can be seen in the lower half of the object.
Marcos (GK), Cafu (Captain), Lúcio, Roque Júnior, Edmílson, Roberto Carlos, Ricardinho, Gilberto Silva, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Dida (GK), Belletti, Ânderson Polga, Kléberson, Júnior, Denílson, Vampeta, Juninho, Edílson, Luizão, Rogério Ceni (GK), Kaká
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Oliver Kahn (GK) (Captain), Thomas Linke, Marko Rehmer, Frank Baumann, Carsten Ramelow, Christian Ziege, Oliver Neuville, Dietmar Hamann, Carsten Jancker, Lars Ricken, Miroslav Klose, Jens Lehmann (GK), Michael Ballack, Gerald Asamoah, Sebastian Kehl, Jens Jeremies, Marco Bode, Jörg Böhme, Bernd Schneider, Oliver Bierhoff, Christoph Metzelder, Torsten Frings, Hans-Jörg Butt (GK)
Coach: Rudi Völler
Assistant coach: Michael Skibbe
Goalkeeper coach: Sepp Maier