Monday, October 12, 2020
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Thank you to Jason for a really fun hour of baseball talk.
The reason for this conversation is to promote the effort of 100 artists creating work to raise funds for the Negro League Baseball Museum #nlbmart
The sale of the work is going on right now.
You can find the video podcast here:
Saturday, October 3, 2020
<< UPDATE >>Creating this painting was a labor of love. 5 years in the thinking and planning and this painting has worked out, I think. There has been some nice feedback on it and a privilege to talk with Josh Gibson's family about it. I approach these kind of projects with care. If someone were to do a depiction of my family, I can promise you that I would care deeply about how we would be treated.
The Gibson family has inspected the piece for accuracy and they gave their approval as is. However, I also knew that all the research I could pull off myself online would not be a complete picture, and the face I chose to render as young Josh was not as close to how he looked in reality at that age. They were quite kind about it, but, after consulting with Sean Gibson, I decided I need to update my painting to better reflect his actual likeness. With their cooperation, I am gathering source material from them right now and plan to make the necessary updates to his likeness soon.
The painting should be available for acquisition during the #NLBMArt initiative time window.
If there is interest in giving bids now, I will accept them. Please realize that my objective is to raise money for the Negro League Baseball Museum with 100% of the selling price to be donated. I will be donating a percentage of that selling price to the Josh Gibson Foundation as well. That amount will be determined soon.
The Josh Gibson family has also offered their approval on the project which is a HUGE step in this process and allows me to offer prints if there is interest.
Please go to NLBMART.COM and buy some of the 100+ artworks being offered in this remarkable initiative. A coalition of sports artists in the USA and other countries are united in this fundraiser which is to support the growth of the NLBM as they tell this most important part of our country's history.
I will post updates via this site and my social accounts as soon as I can about when these works will be available.
Thank you for supporting this wonderful effort!
- Stewart Anstead
Sunday, September 27, 2020
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
If you’ll swipe left you will see another early painting.
This one was part of a public showing of 5 of my pieces in a nice business office ... And THIS ONE was stolen right off the wall!
Simultaneously a great compliment and also a made me angry.
PRO: Someone thought my work was worth acquiring enough to steal it. That’s the best critique I could have.
CON: However, why did they steal JUST ONE?! What was wrong with the other pieces? Not worth your time?
I filed a police report and they told me that there had been other art stolen in the county recently. They expected they were fenced by the perps for drugs. Again with the perps and the drugs.
The good news was that two years later, it was recovered.
It was the subject of a tv news story and a few articles. You can read about it at the links below:
#askforananstead #virtualgallery #parkcity #covid #shelterinplace #artcollector #arttheft #stayhome