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( €uro - 565 UK £ - 391 Rs - 31576 ¥en - 93464 ¥uan - 6007 )
Medium - serigraph, #82 out of 500
Size - 19x25 framed
Date - April 1982
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Freelance writer Mort Jordan said it best about Rick Rush.
This is long but really worth reading to learn about Rush.
"Rick Rush has been appropriately called America's Sports Artist. And, indeed, the title is well earned. Through his masterful interpretation and rich, evocative use of color, Rush is able to preserve some of sports' most stellar transitory moments as enduring commemorative testaments to the magnificence of exciting sports events.
Mr. Rush goes beyond the mere visual portrayal of an event to capture the actual spirit of each particular occasion.
In fact, the word "spiritual" has been used by more than one critic in appreciation of the way Rush captures the very nature of the sports and the soul of the sportsman. The moments he preserves are not frozen in the nostalgic stillness of the past, but breathe with a life of their own. To accomplish the amazing feat, Rush strips his subjects of all pretense and artifice to expose a central nerve of authenticity universal in its poignance and scope.
Realism merges with abstraction in Rick Rush's work: the graphic blends with the ideal to form works singular in spirit--canvases that could only be created by one totally submerged in his subject and his art. That one of his early influences was the Impressionists can readily be detected. The subtly striking interplay and weavings of light found in his art is no mere coincidence. Mr. Rush's masterful grasp of his craft allows him to take enormous emotional risks in presenting his views.
Perhaps, though, Rush can best be described as combining, in his own inimitable way, the free-spirited exuberance of LeRoy Neiman with the more traditional realism of Winslow Homer. His vision is all encompassing and the range of his interpretations is brilliantly eclectic. Upon viewing his work, one is struck with equal force by his acute attentiveness to minutiae and his brave and far reaching breadth of vision. The result of this painstaking process is that the initial motion of the moment is subtly felt in the portrayed active event, giving his subjects an additional strength of movement. This layering effect also adds greater depth and translucence to his work.
He began painting professionally in 1975 and, since that time, Rick Rush has gained increasing international recognition. The impressive and diverse register of those who commission and own his work includes: two United States presidents, top financiers and entertainers, and many of America's best known sports stars. In addition, Mr. Rush's art can be found in the collections of The All England Club (Wimbledon), and many public museums and collections.