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Lot # 1118 (of 1594)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

Joe DiMaggio Signed Original Artwork and Lou Gehrig Original Bruce Stark Artwork (2)

Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,410.00

Offered here are two original artworks by highly acclaimed Daily News sports artist Bruce Stark that were greatly admired by Barry Halper. Both of these exceptional pieces of original art were prominently displayed on the walls of the Halper home for many years. The first pictures Joe DiMaggio and has been personally inscribed to Barry by DiMaggio. The second pictures Lou Gehrig. Each of the artworks, which are rendered in pencil and charcoal on paper, is by Ron Stark, one of the sporting world's most highly respected artists. Both are signed in the lower right by Stark. It is easy to see why Ron Stark is revered for the quality of his work. DiMaggio himself thought very highly of the artist as evidenced by his pencil inscription that reads "To my dear friend Barry. Only you can come up with such 'classics.' Truly a remarkable likeness. Joe DiMaggio 12/19/85." Both DiMaggio's inscription and signature contrast strongly against the light background and grade a flawless "10." DiMaggio Artwork: 12 x 20 inches; matted and framed to total dimensions of 20 x 28.5 inches. Gehrig Artwork: 13.5 x 19 inches; matted and framed to total dimensions of 21.5 x 28 inches. Total 2 framed original artworks. From the Barry Halper Collection. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,410.00

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