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Dick Perez The Immortals Original Artwork Collection - "The Dead Ball Era - 1901-1919" (16)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $10,073
Collection of sixteen original Dick Perez baseball artworks produced specifically for inclusion in the book The Immortals: An Art Collection of Baseball's Best (see introduction for more information). Featured is an extraordinary gallery of stars representing the 1901-1919 era. Perez has signed all of the paintings on the front in varying locations. Each painting depicts one or more Baseball Hall of Fame member and, in keeping with the narrative spirit of the book, most players are pictured "in action." All of the paintings offered here are featured in the chapter "The Dead Ball Era" and are exclusive to the book; they have been published nowhere else. The collection is comprised of the following (all measurements are in inches): 1) John McGraw; 14 x 16.5; charcoal on paper. 2) Ray Schalk; 11 x 22; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 3) Red Faber; 12 x 24; acrylic on canvas panel. 4) John McGraw/Tom Connoly; 16 x 16; oil on canvas. 5) Ty Cobb; 24 x 12; oil on canvas. 6) Frank Chance; 14 x 18; acrylic on canvas panel. 7) Fred Clarke; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 8) Harry Hooper; 16 x 20; acrylic on canvas panel. 9) Jimmy Collins; 16 x 12; gouache on board. 10) Joe Tinker; 16 x 12; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 11) Addie Joss; 12 x 24; acrylic on board. 12) Ban Johnson; 16 x 20; oil on canvas. 13) Eddie Collins; 20 x 16; oil on canvas. 14) Ed Walsh; 20 x 20; acrylic on board. 15) Ed Roush; 16 x 20; oil on canvas panel. 16) Charles Comiskey; 9 x 18; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. A copy of The Immortals is included with the lot. Near-Mint to Mint condition overall. Total: 16 paintings. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open).
SOLD FOR $10,073
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