Original oil on canvas artwork (30 x 20 inches) of Bobby Cox and Chipper Jones by noted baseball artist Dick Perez. Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Mint condition. Titled "Chipper Joins Skipper", the painting captures the two most recent Atlanta Braves inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This is a recent work by Perez and one that he plans to feature in a separate, updated edition of his now classic 2010 book titled The Immortals: An Art Collection of Baseball's Best. (The updated edition, which does not yet have a publication date, will showcase all of the Hall of Fame inductees from 2011 to 2020.) This particular painting is intended for the portion of the book dedicated to Bobby Cox. One of the most successful managers in baseball history, Cox will forever be remembered for his tenure with the Braves from 1990-2010, when the club won five pennants and one World Championship. Cox also guided the club to 15 postseason appearances during that span. Today, he ranks fourth on the all-time list for wins as a manager. In 2011 the Atlanta Braves retired his number "6," and three years later he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Dick Perez is widely recognized as one of the finest sports artist of our time and is the only artist to have ever been named The Official Artist of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Best known by collectors today for his work in the highly popular Perez-Steele Hall of Fame postcard series and Donruss “Diamond Kings” artwork cards, his association in recent years with Topps has now made him a household name to an entirely new generation of young collectors. Dick Perez is the rare artist that has achieved a legendary status in his own time. Over the years, Robert Edward Auctions has had the privilege of handling nearly all of Dick Perez’s personal collection of original artworks, and we are honored that once again we have been chosen to auction his most recent masterpieces. The substantial size/weight of this item requires that there will be an additional shipping charge for this lot.
Reserve $300. Estimate (open).