Artist who created $66K McGregor sculpture plans to make 2 more versions
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Conor McGregor turns 30 this week, and Lithuanian artist Edgar Askelovic - better known as Aspencrow - decided to celebrate the occasion by creating a hyperrealistic sculpture of the UFC star.

The sculpture, titled "Atlas," will be on display at London's JD Malat Gallery beginning Saturday, July 14, until Sept. 30, after which it'll be gifted to McGregor. However, Askelovic told BBC he plans to make two more versions, one of which will go up for sale, and the other for future exhibitions.

Askelovic hasn't met McGregor, but did say that he communicated with the fighter through one of his friends. He also described McGregor as his "soulmate."

"I think he's a phenomenon," Askelovic said. "It's normal that someone decided to immortalize him in this way."

As for the meaning behind the sculpture, Askelovic said it could be a variety of things.

"It's up to you what you see in it," he said. "You can see him as a prisoner, or a God, or just as a person."

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