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Lot # 1483 (1483 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Jackie Robinson Original Large-Format Pencil Artwork by Ron Stark - 21 x 27 Inches!

Starting Bid - $1,000, Sold For - $2,280

Original pencil on drying board artwork of Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson by noted sports artist Ron Stark. Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Robinson is pictured here, smiling, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers during the club's "golden age." Stark has captured many of the game's immortals on canvas over the years, but few resonate so intensely with regard to historical significance as this remarkable piece. It should be pointed out that this is an extremely large pencil artwork by Stark, measuring approximately one-third larger than his normal renderings. The artist has also conveyed to us that he no longer works in pencil, thereby insuring that no similar Robinson drawings will ever enter the marketplace again. 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 Jackie Robinson. The artwork (21 x 27 inches) is in Mint condition and has been framed to total dimensions of 32 x 38 inches. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $2,280

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