Cal Ripken Gold Glove Artwork

One-of-a-Kind Painting Celebrates Iron Man Ripken

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Cal Ripken, Jr and his consecutive games played record-breaking achievement celebrated on a Pro-size Rawlings Gold Glove.

The Cal Ripken Sr Foundation commissioned this painted glove for their 14th Annual Aspire Gala in 2018.

• This Painting is has been sold. •

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The Ripken Foundation gala event honors sports and community leaders and raises funds for the foundation's work around the country supporting programs for at-risk youths.

They plan to build their 100th ball field this year, state-of-the-art facilities for communities around the U.S., among other programs.

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The artwork helps to capture the moment when Ripken surpassed Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak on September 6, 1995 at Oriole Field at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

The 2131 banners unveiled on the warehouse wall indicate Cal's record-breaking game. He went on to play 2632 straight games.

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Rawlings and the Ripken Foundation provided the pro-sized 13-inch authentic Gold Glove that was used for the painting.

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The scoreboard at Camden Yards is used as the backdrop for details about the record-breaking night.

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Ripken's illustrious, Hall of Fame career achievements are featured along the left side. These include Rookie of the Year, MVP, All-Star, Gold Glove Awards, Silver Slugger and All-Star Game MVP awards.

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Glove painting in progress. It took over 120 hours to complete the artwork, including research, design, preparing the glove and then the detailed painting.

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Also the Orioles bird is there with a 1983 World Series champions banner.

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Reference for the portrait is the iconic photograph by Scott Wachter.

Big thanks to the Ripken Foundation for inviting me to have a role in their efforts and putting this artwork to good use.

Robert Smith Photography

Robert Smith Photography

Artist, meet Iron Man; Iron Man, meet Artist. A brief chance to say hello to Cal at the Ripken Foundation event in Baltimore.

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This Glove art is sold.

It's among nearly two-dozen painted gloves created over the years that have been collected into this portfolio book, "Sean Kane Baseball Art", Available HERE.

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Sean Kane Baseball Art: Paintings of Ballpark Heroes on Classic Baseball Gloves

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

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Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa, and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

Shoeless Joe Jackson Painting on 100 year-old Glove

Shoeless Joe featured on artwork for The National Pastime Museum

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Famed slugger "Shoeless" Joe Jackson depicted on 100-year old baseball glove from the era in which he played.

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A couple of career details and name are included in type reminiscent of that used in print design during his playing days.

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This is my sketch for the ribbon and name lettering.

I chose a sepia color palette for this painting to help capture the look of the era, when news about teams was poured over by fans in newspapers and magazines.

Shoeless Joe hit for a .356 average in his career, including .408 in 1911. He led the Chicago White Sox to the 1917 World Series title. And, of course, he's maybe best known for the 1919 Black Sox Scandal.

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This painted baseball glove portrait of Jackson is in the collection of The National Pastime Museum, an online museum based on a private collection of baseball artifacts.

This Painted Glove has been sold.

Interested in a baseball glove painting? I can create custom glove art.  Just Let Me Know.

Sean Kane's painted baseball glove art has been exhibited at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and has been the subject of a solo gallery show in New York City, and is in private collections across the U.S.

His glove paintings have been featured on ESPN.com, NBC Sports.com, and MLB Network Radio.

Sean has been a professional artist for over 20 years and a baseball fan since he was old enough to wear his dad's old mitt.  More info >

National Art Museum of Sport Artist of the Month

I'm honored to have been chosen as the January 2016 Artist of the Month by the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS).

NAMOS is "America's premiere museum of fine art depicting sport", founded in New York in 1959 and opened its first location in 1968 at Madison Square Garden.

The museum's mission is to share the best in fine art depicting sport and encourage the creation of fine art depicting sport.

My baseball glove artworks are being featured on the NAMOS web site during the month.

Now based in Indianapolis, the National Art Museum of Sport has one of the largest collections and exhibition schedules of fine art depicting sport. The museum has more than 1,000 pieces showcasing the heroes and heroines of basketball, boxing, baseball, golf and tennis-over 50 sports. In addition to its collections, the museum also features extensive archives and a library about sport art and its collection.

NAMOS currently hosts exhibitions featuring selections from their permanent collections in various locations, including pieces on display at NCAA headquarters, while in discussions for a new permanent home.

Thanks to The National Art Museum of Sport for recognizing my work to this point exploring the national pastime!