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Satchel Paige Original Oil Painting by Ron Stark
Starting Bid - $1,500, Sold For - $5,700
Original oil on canvas (panel) painting of Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige by noted sports artist Ron Stark. Signed by the artist in the lower left corner. The evocative artwork captures the irrepressible Paige as he appeared during his glory years as a member of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs. Ron Stark, the son of well-known cartoonist and caricaturist Bruce Stark, has been one of the leading figures in the world of sports art since the early 1990s (this particular painting dates to approximately 2006-2007), and his works are known for their extraordinary photorealistic effects. In addition to having created numerous cover and interior illustration pieces for a number of leading sports publications, including the Sports Collectors Digest, Beckett Baseball Card Monthly, and Golf Digest, Stark was also commissioned to create a piece for Ted Williams' personal collection, which Williams later donated to the Ted Williams Museum. Stark's work can also be found on the Gallery Edition baseball, football, and basketball cards produced by Topps. Original Ron Stark oil paintings are extremely desirable in the sports-art field, and this is a particularly outstanding example in which Stark has magnificently captured the essence of his subject, the great Satchel Paige. The painting (16 x 20 inches) is in Mint condition and has been framed to total dimensions of 21.25 x 25.5 inches. Reserve $1,500. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $5,700
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