How great would this look in your living room?
You’ve only got one chance to make it happen, at 7 p.m. on May 19 at Newbury Fine Arts (29 Newbury Street). Artist Opie Otterstad painted this depiction of the Red Sox victory celebration at Busch Stadium after Game 4 of the World Series last fall. Only 204 prints (to coincide with the winning year, 2004) were created, and these prints will be on sale at the event, which is free to the public.
The painting is full of symbolism, both obvious and subtle. Click on the image to the left for a larger version to see what you can identify (the Babe at the top is an obvious starting point). Share your observations with other readers, and we’ll reveal some exclusive notes from the artist on May 19 to unveil what he was thinking.
More facts about the painting and the artist:
Every year, Major League Baseball sanctions one artist to paint the World Series victors in celebration.
The original painting is 86 inches tall, one inch for every year of the Red Sox World Series drought.
The majority of Otterstad’s works are owned by celebrity ball players, management and team owners.