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Dick Perez The Immortals Original Artwork Collection - "The Golden Age - 1920-1929" (19)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $20,145
Collection of nineteen 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 and important figures representing the decade of the 1920s in baseball history. Perez has signed all of the paintings on the front in varying locations. Each painting depicts one or more Baseball Hall of Fame members and, in keeping with the narrative spirit of the book, most players are pictured "in action." (Babe Ruth is featured twice here; once with Ed Barrow and again individually.) All of the paintings offered here are featured in the chapter "The Golden Age" 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) Babe Ruth/Ed Barrow; 16 x 16; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 2) Earle Combs; 20 x 15; acrylic on board. 3) Frankie Frisch; 18 x 12; gouache on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 4) George Sisler; 14 x 18; oil on canvas panel. 5) Tony Lazzeri; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 6) Babe Ruth; 14 x 16.5; graphite on paper. 7) Bill McKechnie/Ernie Lombardi; 14 x 18; watercolor on board. 8) Burliegh Grimes; 12 x 24; acrylic on canvas panel. 9) Bucky Harris; 12 x 18; gouache on board. 10) Chick Hafey; 16 x 20; acrylic on canvas panel. 11) Harry Heilmann; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 12) Rick Ferrell; 16 x 20; acrylic on panel. 13) Hack Wilson; 20 x 16; oil on panel. 14) Jessie Haines; 20 x 20; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 15) Heinie Manush; 20 x 20; acrylic on board. 16) Sam Rice; 14 x 18; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 17) Kiki Cuyler; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 18) Pie Traynor; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 19) Wilbert Robinson; 16 x 20; acrylic on canvas panel. A copy of The Immortals is included with the lot. Near-Mint to Mint condition overall. Total: 19 paintings. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $20,145
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