FINE ARTIST

The Art of the Game

1997

This original piece from the Eric Cantona collection chronicles Eric’s footballing resurrection, following his punishment for a kung-fu kick against a racially abusive fan.

The painting is based on Piero della Francesca’s ‘The Resurrection’ and Andrea Mantegna’s ‘Triumphs of Caesar VI’.

Also included in this painting are the Manchester United Class of 92, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson, being crowned by John Curtis.

The pennant flag colour also makes reference to the young England players in the paintin