Cool Papa Bell (Negro League Baseball Art) by Kadir Nelson

Cool Papa Bell

Kadir Nelson
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  • 18x36 inches
  • Limited Edition
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Negro League Baseball Collection

From Kadir Nelson's Negro Baseball League collection The fastest man throughout the golden age of baseball was James 'Cool Papa' Bell. Depicted here at Forbes Field as a member of the Homestead Grays, 'Cool Papa' slides into third base avoiding the tag of a New York Cubans third basemen, and arrives safely for yet another one of his countless stolen bases.

This limited edition lithograph is printed on 120lb. Acid Free Stock and measures 18x36 inches.

Limited Edition: 1000pcs (Edition Size) - $150.00 (Price)

Artist Proof: 100pcs (Edition Size) - $325.00 (Price)

Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
Collection Negro League Baseball Collection
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size See Product Description
Framed Unframed
Height 18 inches
Length 36 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by Artist
SKU kane125

Kadir Nelson

Kadir Nelson began drawing at the age of three, displaying artistic acumen before he could write or spell. “I have always been an artist,” Nelson explains. “It’s part of my DNA.” At age eleven, Kadir Nelson was apprenticed by his uncle Michael Morris, an artist and art instructor. “My uncle gave me my foundation in art,” says the artist. Kadir Nelson experimented with several different media and later began painting in oils at the age of sixteen under the encouragement and tutelage of both his uncle and high school art teacher. He began entering his paintings in art competitions and ultimately won an art scholarship to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Upon graduating with honors, Kadir Nelson began his professional career as an artist, publishing his work and receiving commissions from publishers and production studios such as Dreamworks, Sports Illustrated, Coca-Cola, The New York Times and Major League Baseball, among others.

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Bob B.
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This belongs to be front and center in the ***** Leagues Museum and the Baseball Hall of Fame instead of my house, but I am thrilled to have it. Beautiful.

Andre S.

"Soooo smooth its not even close"

Just a fan of Black Baseball.


The Black Art Depot

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to be of service. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come.

Vickie D.

Love it.

A gift for my husband a huge baseball fan - he loves it.


The Black Art Depot

Thank You so much! We from the Black Art Depot appreciate the amazing words of encouragement. We hope we met your expectations about the product!

Yana N.

Love this picture

The one on the website is great with sharp, deep colors. What I received is rather faded, grainy in appearance. I still love the pic on the website and realize I have a copy of something.