The renowned French artist Le Closier, mostly known for the unique art portraits of world famous celebrities, once more turns his attention to the tennis game. He has already immortalized legends such as Martina Navratilova, John Mcenroe, Jimmy Conners, Andre Agasi, Gustavo ‘Guga’ Kuerten, as well as present-day celebrities Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray.
Now Le Closier surprises with a portrait of the rapidly progressing 19-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina – possibly the youngest tennis player in his collection – who was ranked 133th a year ago, and now takes the amazing 24th position in the world ranking. US Open was the grand stage of her ascend.
That is why the artist chose US Open to present his work of art during a press conference in which the tennis player is going to participate.
This portrait is a gift from her academy TC EMPIRE and in particular from the CEO Miloslav Hlavna. The academy has the reputation also to be art oriented.
The portrait of Daria Kasatkina makes the link between the tennis, the art and the Rising Star. A splendid gift that will last in the eternity!