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1998 "Yankee Legends" Signed Original Ron Lewis Painting
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $3,818.75
Original oil-on-canvas painting, titled "Yankee Legends," created by renowned sports artist Ron Lewis, signed by ten of the greatest players in Yankee history: Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Reggie Jackson, Enos Slaughter, Bob Lemon, Don Mattingly, Yogi Berra, Catfish Hunter, Dave Winfield, and Whitey Ford. The artwork has also been signed and dated ("1998") by the artist. In 1998 these ten Yankee greats were brought together at a much-celebrated signing show headlined as “Yankee Legends.” In conjunction with that significant signing event, the promoters commissioned Ron Lewis to create a signature artwork that would be used to produce a limited number of high-quality lithographs featuring these legends of the diamond. Offered here is the very painting created by Ron Lewis for that event. The original artwork was purchased by Barry Halper directly from the show promoters. He then had each of the ten Yankee legends sign the painting for him. All of the players have signed the piece in blue Sharpie, directly upon their image, and each of the signatures grades a perfect "10." Four of the players featured here are now deceased, with both DiMaggio and Hunter having passed away just one year after attending the event. Ron Lewis is one of the finest and most prominent sports artists alive today and is best known for his famous 500 Home Run Club artworks. The offered original painting is one of Ron Lewis' most famous works. The painting measures 20 x 26 inches and has been matted and framed to total dimensions of 23 x 29 inches. From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,818.75
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