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ironmanfan 09-15-2013 09:27 AM

Ripken 2007 U.D. Masterpieces Signed Original Artwork
 
I'm not sure if I posted the acquistion of this piece of original artwork that was used in the 2007 U.D. Masterpieces card set. When I originally obtained this painting in the spring, I noted that the lower right hand corner of it was left un-painted, so I thought it was the perfect place for special signature from Cal:

Here is the card itself:



Here is the original artwork and a close up of the inscription I asked Cal for:





Enjoy!

Bill
whhp72@yahoo.com

xpress34 09-16-2013 10:29 AM

Re: Ripken 2007 U.D. Masterpieces Signed Original Artwork
 
Bill -

Beautiful Piece! I own the Original Oil Painting of Matt Holliday from the 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings cards as well as Original Art of Troy Tulowitzki and both versions of Eric Young Jr from the Topps National Chicle set.

That said, I have one critique - and not meant to upset - just my own opinion - I would have had Cal sign a Matte to frame the piece, not the art itself.

Many will ask why, so I will answer that now.

My brother is a Graphic Artist and has done 'fine arts' pieces as well. Unless asked, some artists do take offense to having another person - even the person who is portrayed - sign their artwork.

If I have access to contact the artist, I will always ask if they are okay with me having a player sign a piece they did - otherwise, I just get a Matte made for the piece and have the player sign that.

Again, not trying to take away from your item - it's gorgeous (and I am a little envious of your relationship with Cal! I have a book I need signed... ;) ) just stating a point of view that is not always considered when getting original art pieces signed.

All the best -

Smitty

xpress34 09-16-2013 10:32 AM

Re: Ripken 2007 U.D. Masterpieces Signed Original Artwork
 
Bill -

I did forget to ask... what size is the art? My Holliday is 8" x 10", but the Tulo and EY's are varying sizes (4" x 6" to approx 8" x 8")

Thanks!

- Smitty

ironmanfan 09-16-2013 11:58 AM

Re: Ripken 2007 U.D. Masterpieces Signed Original Artwork
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xpress34 (Post 335283)
Bill -

I did forget to ask... what size is the art? My Holliday is 8" x 10", but the Tulo and EY's are varying sizes (4" x 6" to approx 8" x 8")

Thanks!

- Smitty

Smitty:

The painting is approx. 16 x20 in size.....Quick story, I did acquire an original Ripken Family painting done by the legendary artist Dick Perez last year that I haven't had signed for the reasons you noted earlier.

When I got this painting earlier this spring and noted the "open" un-finished spot in the lower right hand corner, I thought that it was a good spot for Cal to sign it ONLY if he would add the inscription I had desired (which he was happy to do for me after I had showed him the card itself).

Thanks for the kind words!

Bill


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