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1979 Mickey Mantle Original Dick Perez Painting
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,880.00
Original gallery painting of Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez, the collecting world's premier baseball artist. Dick Perez is the only artist to have ever been named The Official Artist of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; and the art gallery of the Hall of Fame has been formally christened "The Perez-Steele Gallery." This painting was part of a prestigious one-man showing of Dick Perez's artwork held in New York City in 1980. Barry Halper attended the opening night of the show and purchased both the Mantle and DiMaggio paintings. The watercolor-on-board artwork captures Mantle in a batting pose with two smaller in-action images below and has been signed by the artist in the lower center. The gallery label on the reverse indicates that it was produced in 1979. This stunning painting was proudly and very prominently displayed on Barry Halper's walls for twenty-five years. The painting measures 17 x 23 inches and has been beautifully matted and framed to total dimensions of 26.75 x 33 inches. From the Barry Halper Collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,880.00
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