Henry Von Wartenberg

“Apollo, Diego Maradona”
1996, C-print
Edition of 5
39.5 x 40 inches (100 x 150 cm)

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At the start of the 1996 Superclásico, Diego steps out on the field of La Bombonera. It was his last game against River Plate in the Boca Stadium with the Boca Juniors, team that made him famous. He went on to play for international club teams around the world and became the icon we know today as “Maradona, The Hand of God.”

Al comienzo del Superclásico de 1996, Diego pisa el campo de La Bombonera. Fue su último partido ante River Plate en el Estadio de Boca con el Boca Juniors, equipo que lo hizo famoso. Luego pasó a jugar para equipos de clubes internacionales de todo el mundo y se convirtió en el ícono que conocemos hoy como “Maradona, La Mano de Dios.”

Boca 4-1 River (1996)

Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award.

The pinnacle of his career came as a member of the Argentinean national team that won the 1986 World Cup.

In the 1986 World Cup quarter final, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history for two different reasons. The first goal was an unpenalized handling foul known as the “Hand of God,” illegal under association football rules due to Maradona using his hand, but because the referees did not have a clear view of the play, it stood to give Argentina a 1-0 lead. The goal’s name derives from Maradona’s initial response on whether he scored it illegally, stating it was made with “a little with the head of Maradona, and a little with the hand of God.”

The second goal followed a 60 m (66 yd) dribble past five England players and was voted “Goal of the Century” by FIFA.com voters in 2002.

Altogether, Maradona played in four World Cups, and scored an astounding 34 goals in 91 international appearances for Argentina.

Henry von Wartenberg was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1967 and has been working as a photojournalist and freelance photographer since the early 1990s. Wartenberg has traveled to over 20 countries for both Argentine and international publications. In 1996 Wartenberg was awarded the Pleyade Award for Photo of the Year with “Piranhas,” taken at the Ironman race in Kona, Hawaii. In 2003 he founded Tripleve Editores, where he has published his own photo books, Haras de la Argentina y el Uruguay, Red Deer-Stug Hunting in Argentina, Motos Clasicas en Argentina, Autos Clásicos en Argentina, Lo Mejor del Polo Argentino, Charles Darwin at Southern South, De La Quiaca a Ushuaia, and Alaska-Ushuaia.

Wartenberg’s work is held in multiple private collections, and has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museum spaces in Argentina, such as the National Museum of Decorative Art, Recoleta Cultural Center, PS Gallery, and Gallery Labs. He has participated several international art fairs including CONTEXT Art (Miami), Art Palm Beach (Palm Beach), ARCO (Madrid), and BA photo (Buenos Aires) amongst many others.

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