Negro League Dream Team
To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the formation of the Negro Leagues I was proudly part of Kansas City’s Negro League Museums October 2020 Art Event. Over 100 different artists, craftspeople and small businesses from around the world were involved in the sale, raising money to be donated to the museum to help continue its mission and work.
Following on from my other Dream Team art works I wanted to create a canvas using players from the Negro leagues with the aim to broaden the histories, legacies and stories of these athletes. To do this I received the help of SABR Negro League committee members and authors on the Negro Leagues to discuss a total of 27 different players from the Negro Leagues.
These video discussions can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgA8k3vJH0M&t=313s
From the 3 players suggested at each position polls were used on social media to allow users to vote for who they felt should be painted onto the canvas. Each day the suggested Negro League players were discussed for each position with their stories and achievements presented in the youtube series. Social media users then voted for the player they wanted to fill each position. Twenty four hours later this player was added to fill this elaborate, truly unique painting.
The final starting 9 were:
OF: ‘Cool Papa’ Bell
2B : George Scales
1B : Buck Leonard
- Oil on canvas
- 48 inches x 36 inches
- High quality Artist oil paints
- Investment piece – one of a kind, unique original
- Price includes postage and shipping from UK (does not include any taxes which may or may not be applied in receiving country)
- 20% of the money raised from this sale will be donated to the Negro League Museum in Kansas City
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