Looking to See Some Real Art? How About the Tennis Hall of Fame
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Artist Andy Warhol, claimed one of his patrons, banker Richard Weisman, "didn't know the difference between a football and a golf ball." Warhol himself frustrated Jack Nicklaus during a photo session by continually calling his golf club a "stick," and in his diary wrote of Tom Seaver that the pitcher "was adorable. Athletes really do have fat in the right places, and they're young in the right places." Still, Weisman, who appreciated both athletics and art, commissioned the artist in 1977 to create an edition of silkscreen portraits of 10 top sports stars of the time. One of those iconic images is that of tennis champion Chris Evert. You won't find that artwork at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts or at the ICA, but it is on display in the Billie Jean King Gallery at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island.
Sports halls of fame are not big collectors and displayers of art, which makes this one in Newport so different. The Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopers
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