Congrats to Michael Strahan for his Hall of Fame Induction. Truly one of the classiest and greatest New York Giants player I ever met. I am honored to have done three paintings for him, my favorite is titled United We Sack and it was painted right after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. I was on the side lines at Giant Stadium and took this picture of Michael Strahan in a three point stance warming up for the game, this became my reference for the painting United We Sack… Delivered the 30″ x 40″ painting to him at Giant Stadium and he loved it. #HallofFame #NYGIANTS
Although known for doing sports paintings over the years I have done other paintings including some nudes. One in particular was a nude that circulated unbeknownst to me and resulted in a call from the HBO Series The Soprano’s. They fell in love with the piece I titled “The Hat” it was of a nude woman basically just wearing a so called gangster hat. The piece was purchased and hung in Ralph “Ralphie” Cifaretto bedroom, played by “Joe Pantoliano” and was featured on five episodes of the Soprano’s HBO Series.
The 2014 Hambletonian is coming up this weekend at the Meadowlands Racetrack, it truly is the most prestigious race in Harness Racing. It’s hard to believe that twenty years has past since I was named the 1994 Cadillac Hambletonian artist of the year. Creating the first painting in 1994 was a great experience for me as an up and coming artist, the painting was used to create 275 limited editions lithographs, 2500 posters and 30,000 program covers. The original was unveiled upstairs in the Pegasus and all my family and friends were treated to some fine dining, compliments of the Meadowlands. Every year a new artist was selected to commemorate this historic event which has made for some great company and a fantastic collection of art. I was thrilled to hear that the following year the Hambletonian hired artist Leroy Neiman to be the commemorative artist for 1995 then me back in 1996.
World renowned sports artist Edgar Brown has just released two motivational wrestling posters titled “Determination” and “Achievement”. These are the first open edition wrestling posters released by the artist. The pieces capture the fortitude of wrestlers achieving success on the mat by immortalizing the feeling of pinning your opponent in a wrestling match.
Within “Determination” and “Achievement,” Edgar Brown portrays the captivating techniques of the athletes and their perseverance to achieve victory. “Determination” features a wrestler working a power half and turning his opponent to his back while “Achievement” exhibits a wrestler successfully locking up a near-side cradle. The Original wrestling paintings were done on canvas utilizing oil and acrylic paints measuring at 24” x 36” in size. Each poster is autographed by the artist and can be purchased in our wrestling posters section
Painting since 1990, Edgar Brown has painted portraits for over 80 professional athletes and has covered a variety of major sporting events including the Hambeltonian, World Series and Super Bowl.
The Race for Adam Foundation began in 2005 and is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to funding research projects for the treatment and cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NP-C) and related neurodegenerative disorders. Only 500 people worldwide suffer from these terminal disorders. Adam Recke, a child with NP-C, has embraced life and along with his family has touched the lives of many. The 1st Annual I Believe Art Gala will help to raise awareness as well as fund research of NP-C and related disorders.
Sports evolution from the gridiron to the cage is the theme of Brown’s art exhibit. Each guest will receive a limited edition “I Believe” fine art print signed by Edgar J. Brown, “One of the most-sought after sports artists in the world.”
The gala will be a fun-filled evening featuring more than just art. Guests will be joined by Artie Miller, sleight-of-hand magician, who will dazzle them with his magical talents. Guests will receive Swag Bags and have the opportunity to meet celebrity athletes from the Super Bowl, NFL, MLB and UFC™. The gala offers an evening of live music as well. Musicians Paul Rosevear and Scott Marshall will perform throughout the evening as guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
RSVPs for this event must be received no later than May 5, 2012. To register, visit https://www.edgarbrown.com/vip.php. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Race for Adam Foundation.
For more information, contact artist representative London Rivers at 201.691.7278 or email us at sportsart(at)edgarbrown(dot)com.
The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks is a performing arts center with both indoor and outdoor venues and is pleased to be involved in the I Believe Art Gala to benefit The Race for Adam Foundation.
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