April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

Offered is artist Dick Perez's personal collection of 111 Sport magazines. These magazines span the years 1947-1964 and feature bold colorful covers. Includes: 1947 (6): January, March, May, July, October, and December issues; 1948 (10): January-March, May-August, and October-December issues; 1949 (11): January-March, and May-December, 1950 (11): January-August, and October-December; 1951 (11): January-September, and November-December; 1952 (10): January-June, August-September, and November-December; 1953 (10): February-August, and October-December; 1955 (6): January-February, April-May, and July-August; 1956 (3): April, September, and November; 1958 (6): February-March, May, August, and October-November; 1959 (9): January-February, April-May, and August-December; 1960 (3): August-October; 1961 (1): August; 1962 (4): April-May, July, and October; 1963 (1): October; 1964 (3): February, May, and September. Also includes a 1949 Sports Album, and a Baseball Yearbook 1963. All magazines show various signs of aging and wear with signs of distress in the binding areas. VG EX overall with some slightly nicer. 

Dick Perez Talks About His Personal Baseball Magazine Collection - An Artist's Inspiration

By and large, my baseball art is characteristically historical and therefore dependent on using vintage photographs. My digital photo collection contains close to 10,000 baseball photos and a few thousand covering other sports. My sources were from hundreds of baseball books and books on other sports, Baseball Hall of Fame files, videos, team files, the internet, card companies, and sports magazines. 

The images from the many baseball/sports magazines are the ones I treasure the most. Many of the photos in these publications were reproduced one-time only and therefore never seen again. That is until I used them to create my narratives, poses, action scenes, and portraits. I would extract different segments from different photos to create one image the viewer had never seen before. 

My only regret in giving up these magazines is that I didn’t read more published articles. They are vital to American sports history. 

Dick Perez

Dick Perezs Personal 1947-1965 <em>SPORT Magazine</em> Collection of 111
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium: $230
Estimate: $400 - $800
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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