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Dick Perez The Immortals Original Artwork Collection - "The Expansion Era - 1958-1979" (25)
Starting Bid - $2,000, Sold For - $13,035
Collection of twenty-five 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 1958-1979 era.
Perez has signed all of the paintings on the front in varying locations. Each painting depicts a different 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 Expansion 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) Al Kaline; 16 x 20; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 2) Bill Mazeroski; 20 x 16; oil on canvas. 3) Catfish Hunter; 12 x 18; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 4) Al Lopez; 10 x 20; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 5) Carl Yastrzemski; 20 x 20; oil on canvas. 6) Leo Durocher; 14 x 18; oil on canvas. 7) Orlando Cepeda; 16 x 20; oil on canvas. 8) Lou Brock; 14 x 20; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 9) Rollie Fingers; 14 x 18; oil on canvas panel. 10) Reggie Jackson; 30 x 20; oil on canvas. 11) Tom Seaver; 24 x 18; oil on panel. 12) Frank Robinson; 20 x 20; oil on canvas. 13) Goose Gossage; 24 x 24; oil on canvas. 14) Sandy Koufax; 24 x 24; oil on panel. 15) Tony Perez; 20 x 20; oil on canvas. 16) Walt Alston; 20 x 15; acrylic on board. 17) Willie Mays; 12 x 16; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 18) Harmon Killebrew; 14 x 20; acrylic on board. 19) Joe Morgan; 24 x 12; oil on panel. 20) Don Drysdale; 20 x 20; gouache on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 21) Ferguson Jenkins; 16 x 16; gouache on board. 22) Don Sutton; 14 x 18; oil on panel. 23) Hoyt Wilhelm; 18 x 12; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 24) Willie Stargell; 16 x 20; oil on panel. 25) Luis Aparicio; 16 x 20; oil on canvas. A copy of The Immortals is included with the lot. Near-Mint to Mint condition overall. Total: 25 paintings. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $13,035
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