Tag Archives: Sports

1994: You Bomb You!

Allen Ginsberg throwing out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game on June 1, 1994. The team had invited him to be the first in a “City of Poets” series in which writers read their work before games. … Continue reading

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1969: On the Moon

Thomas Schmagmeier made this map of the Apollo 11 landing site overlaid on a soccer field to give a sense of scale to the distances traveled by the astronauts. He also made a baseball version. (These are revised versions of … Continue reading

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1921: Important People

George W. Lambert: Important People (1914-1921) “By creating a portrait of ordinary people—a flower-seller, a clerk and a boxer—George W Lambert sought to parody the convention of only those with wealth or social status having their portraits painted. He questioned … Continue reading

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1937: Ceiling

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deyneka: Study of a Ceiling Painting for the Red Army Theater (1937)

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1853: Wrestling

Gustave Courbet: Wrestlers (1852-53)

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1986: The Fist

Robert Graham: Monument to Joe Louis in Detroit, Michigan (1986) Louis—whose family moved to Detroit in 1926—was the world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949 and one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He is considered the first … Continue reading

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1965: גמר חתימה טובה

LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax famously refused to take the mound on the first day of the World Series in 1965; it was Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. He was the best pitcher in the world … Continue reading

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