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Monday, March 24, 2014

On ‘Late Night’: Talk of Warhol’s Pete Rose image

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Seth Meyers spent some time discussing the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Andy Warhol painting on his show, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Friday.

Kostya Kennedy, author of the new book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” was promoting the book on Meyers’ show. Meyers asks Kennedy to tell the story of the Warhol painting.

Kennedy says that at the time, Rose hadn’t heard of Warhol and Warhol hadn’t known of Rose. In 1985, Rose was on his way to breaking baseball’s all-time his record. He broke it, with hit 4,192, on Sept. 11 of that year.

...Warhol created the acrylic on canvas screen-printed four-image painting for the Cincinnati Art Museum in 1985. His painting is based on an image by Cincinnati photographer Gordon Baer.

The museum then created 50 screen prints of one of the four images. They were sold for $2,500 each. One of the prints was appraised for $30,000 for on an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” last summer.

Repoz Posted: March 24, 2014 at 01:36 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 24, 2014 at 04:09 PM (#4676341)
Rose's next alibi will last for fifteen minutes.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 24, 2014 at 04:31 PM (#4676358)
Kennedy says that [in 1985], Rose hadn't heard of Warhol and Warhol hadn't known of Rose.

All right we are two nations.
   3. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: March 24, 2014 at 07:00 PM (#4676504)
I'm surprised that Warhol never heard of Rose. Andy's brother sold stuff outside of Forbes Field as a kid. But this story says that Andy wasn't much of a sports fan.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: March 24, 2014 at 07:22 PM (#4676514)
I'm reading Kennedy's book (I like it so far). He writes that Andy looked at a bunch of photos of Rose batting before starting work on the painting and asked, as a non-fan reasonably might, why Rose sometimes had the bat on his left shoulder and sometimes on his right. Andy was told Pete was "a switch-hitter."

This amused Warhol to no end.

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