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Stickball Alley

Kadir Nelson
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It’s springtime 1950 in Brooklyn, NY, and several neighborhood kids gather to play a game of stickball in a vacant lot between two tenements. The Brooklyn Bridge looms in the background while rows of wet laundry hang overhead. Donning an oversized Brooklyn Dodgers cap, an eager young batter conjures the spirit of his hero Jackie Robinson as he tees up and tightens his grip on an old shortened broomstick amid heckling opponents and curious onlookers.

* This painting first appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine on April 30, 2018.

It ships signed and numbered by the artist. The work of art measures 22x18 inches and is a Limited Edition Giclee on Watercolor Paper.


Limited Edition: 500pcs (Edition Size) - $350.00 (Cost)

Artist Proof: 50pcs (Edition Size) - $450.00 (Cost)

Remarque: 25pcs (Edition Size) - $600.00 (Cost)


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Description

It’s springtime 1950 in Brooklyn, NY, and several neighborhood kids gather to play a game of stickball in a vacant lot between two tenements. The Brooklyn Bridge looms in the background while rows of wet laundry hang overhead. Donning an oversized Brooklyn Dodgers cap, an eager young batter conjures the spirit of his hero Jackie Robinson as he tees up and tightens his grip on an old shortened broomstick amid heckling opponents and curious onlookers.

* This painting first appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine on April 30, 2018.

It ships signed and numbered by the artist. The work of art measures 22x18 inches and is a Limited Edition Giclee on Watercolor Paper.


Limited Edition: 500pcs (Edition Size) - $350.00 (Cost)

Artist Proof: 50pcs (Edition Size) - $450.00 (Cost)

Remarque: 25pcs (Edition Size) - $600.00 (Cost)


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Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity Provided by the Artist
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size See Product Description
Framed Unframed
Height 22 inches
Length 18 inches
Medium Giclee on Watercolor Paper
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU nelson-alley
Year Released 2018
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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