Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Just in time for the start of the World Series today, we happened upon these vintage photos from the beginnings of baseball. Part of a collection at the New York Public Library, the photos were collected by A.G. Spalding, a former pitcher and entrepreneur who was a major force in the professionalization and commercialization of baseball in the 19th century. "You get some funny instances, these baseball players essentially before a backdrop of a Victorian garden, the sort of humorous fakery of a ball suspended on a string."
"Seventh-Inning Stretch" curated by Carlo McCormick and Eric Firestone @ Eric Firestone Gallery, East HamptonJuxtapoz // Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition Seventh-Inning Stretch, a selection of contemporary artworks exploring, employing and imploring our favorite national pastime, baseball. The exhibition does not delineate the sport's history nor ratify its tradition. Rather, McCormick explains that the show is "[a] modest sampling of some of the ways in which baseball has entered the lexicon of contemporary visual art; Seventh-Inning Stretch is hopefully a meditation on how and why we care. It is about the excitement we feel and the beauty of the boredom that borders on ennui."
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 04, 2013
Because we are celebrating the 4th of July here in the United States, we are looking at some time-honored Amercan traditions to show you, and of course, baseball is about as summer pastime as its going to get. Luckily, Raymond Pettibon, one of the truly great artists of our generation and former Jux cover, has an affinity for baseball as well, and has made a career out of creating brilliant works on the game.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 14, 2011
A simple concept with surprsingly beautiful results: Brooklyn-based painter, Ryan Mrozowski, created a series called "Disappearing Acts," where he stacked 7 baseball cards and removed the players to create these interesting shapes and color combinations.