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1919 Chicago Black Sox Painting by Kevin Daly

1919 Chicago Black Sox Painting by Kevin Daly

Striking 1989 painting depicting the Chicago Black Sox during baseball's darkest hour. Artist Kevin Daly describes his art in this way; "I am interested in the relationship between desire and necessity, the clash of the ideal and the actual." Daly couldn't be more on the mark with this brilliant and haunting work showing the 1919 White Sox turning a double play. The Chicago White Sox became known as the Black Sox when eight of their players were implicated by Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis in the throwing of the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. In this painting of a regular season game against the St. Louis Browns at Comiskey Park, Swede Risberg, one of the ringleaders of the Black Sox, is pivoting on a double play, while behind him is Hall Of Fame second baseman Eddie Collins, known for his honesty and his suspicion of the dishonest players. To reference Daly, Collins is the ideal, juxtaposed with Risberg, the actual. Wonderful Modernist painting featuring geometric abstraction and is available a hundred years after the infamous events of 1919 and the heroic attempts by the honest players to win, despite the treachery of teammates. Beautifully framed at 32x42".

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