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“When they don’t go to the stadium” painting on display at Football Museum in Germany

TIRANA, June 15/ATA/ As the Reds and Blacks team are ready for the match against Italy in Dortmund on Saturday at 21 hrs, the students of the “Qemal Stafa” high school in Tirana materialized in a photo the painting “When they don’t go to the stadium” by the great painter Guri Madhi, made in 1986.

Prime Minister Edi Rama shared the painting and the photo in the social media today. The painting is actually at the football and art exhibition staged at the German Football Museum in Dortmund.

The “In motion – Art & Football” exhibition is located at the German Football Museum in Dortmund and is one of the many cultural and sports events that will accompany the most watched sports competition in the world, the European Football Championship in Germany.

Part of this exhibition is even the painting by the great Albanian painter Guri Madhi, “When they don’t go to the stadium”, made in 1986.

Nik Beçolli is one of the real characters in the painting. In a comment in the Facebook, he wrote about the time when work on the painting began. “It was year 1982 and we were watching the Germany-Argentina final at the house of the great painter Guri Madhi. There were boys and some neighbors. During the match, Guri made jokes and made sketches. I was the one sitting because as the youngest I didn’t even have a chair. I sat down like a crazy fan of Germany and I was crying… Everything in the painting is real.