If you follow this blog then you know that I love Dodgers related artwork. You probably also know that I have an special appreciation for painted Baseballs. After all, is there a better way to meld art and the game then to draw on the thing that everyone on the field and in the stands focus on?
In the past I've had the pleasure of interviewing sports artist Monty Sheldon (link here) and have highlighted numerous balls painted by noted American folk artist George Sosnak (link here). Today, I focus on a painted Baseball by New York based pop artist Charles Fazzino that I ran into when recently checking out SCP's current auction. (SCP Auction Link) Check it out above and directly below.
As you can see, the subject of this Baseball is Clayton Kershaw and it has been beautifully painted on all six panels, and even includes a signature by our ace. As with all of Fazzino's work, this ball includes plenty of sparkles, bright bold colors and a 3D effect (check out the Dodgers logo above Clayton's signature in the pic above).
While preparing this post I ran into a second Charles Fazzino painted Baseball of Clayton Kershaw on eBay. (Auction Link Here) Check it out below. This Baseball makes note of his no-hitter in 2014. The asking price is nearly $2,000.
Then I ran into a painted Fazzino Baseball that sold in mid-December of last year that features Sandy Koufax. This ball sold for a far more reasonable $493.00 (Auction Link Here)
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