Dick Perez The Immortals Original Artwork Collection - "The Depression Era - 1930-1940" (14)

Sold For: $8,888

Auction Year: 2012 spring

Lot: 1237

Item Year: 2000

Category: Dick Perez

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Collection of fourteen 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 1930s 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." (Lou Gehrig is featured twice here, once with Cal Hubbard and again individually.) All of the paintings offered here are featured in the chapter "The Depression 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) Bill Klem; 20 x 16; gouache on board. 2) Billy Herman; 15 x 20; acrylic on board. 3) Lou Gehrig; 14 x 18; acrylic on panel. 4) Clark Griffith; 16 x 20; gouache on board. 5) Paul Waner; 16 x 20; acrylic on canvas panel. 6) Lloyd Waner; 16 x 20; acrylic on canvas panel. 7) Ernie Lombardi; 20 x 20; oil on canvas. 8) Hank Greenberg; 30 x 24; oil on canvas. 9) Gabby Hartnett; 16 x 20; oil on canvas panel. 10) Joe Cronin; 11 x 15; watercolor on 100% cotton fiber arches WC paper. 11) Lefty Gomez; 16 x 20 inches; oil on canvas panel. 12) Luke Appling; 18 x 18; oil on canvas. 13) Lou Gehrig/Cal Hubbard; 14 x 18; watercolor on board. 14) Ducky Medwick; 10 x 20; acrylic on board. A copy of The Immortals is included with the lot. Near-Mint to Mint condition overall. Total: 14 paintings. Reserve $2,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $8,888

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