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1979 Joe DiMaggio Original Dick Perez Painting
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,880.00
Original gallery painting of Joe DiMaggio by Dick Perez, the collecting world's premier baseball artist. Dick Perez is the only artist to have ever been named The Official Artist of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. This painting was part of a prestigious one-man art gallery showing of Dick Perez's artwork held in New York City in 1980. Barry Halper attended the opening night of the show and purchased both the Mantle and DiMaggio paintings. The watercolor-on-board artwork captures DiMaggio in portrait and in several different action poses and has been signed by the artist in the lower left. The gallery label on the reverse indicates that it was created in 1979. This stunning painting was proudly and very prominently display on Barry Halper's walls for twenty-five years. A photograph of DiMaggio lounging at Barry's home with this painting hanging above accompanies and is also presented online. The painting measures 19 x 28 inches and has been beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 29 x 38.5 inches. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,880.00
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