- 15x30 inches
- Limited Edition
- Signed and Numbered
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Negro League Baseball Tribute
From the New York Times Best-Selling book, WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball, by Kadir Nelson, the intimidating slugger, Josh Gibson (sometimes called "the Black Babe Ruth"), stands tall, partially illuminated by the late afternoon sun in front of his home dugout, swinging three bats, taunting the pitcher, Satchel Paige, as he awaits his turn at bat. As he steps our of the shadow, Gibson watches Paige deliver a pitch to batter, Buck Leonard. Frank Duncan crouches behind home plate inside the sprawling grounds of Griffith Stadium in Washington DC, circa 1943.
This limited edition giclee on paper measures 15x30 inches, ships with certificate of authenticity from the artist and signed and numbered.
|Cert. Of Authenticity||Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist|
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Kadir NelsonKadir 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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