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About this Piece
In 2001, Neiman rendered a series of charcoal and wash sketches that created a new iconography of Ernest L. Thayer classic 1888 poem, “Casey at the Bat.” Neiman drew upon the countless hours he’d spent in ballparks across America studying the titans of swat – Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Jose Canseco – and their powerful wrists and rippling forearms. Casey at the Bat was published in a hand-signed limited edition, bound in cowhide, the same materials as a baseball itself, and in a cloth bound edition. Both feature an Introduction by Joe Torre, at the time the manager of the New York Yankees, who had many times witnessed the sunken silence of ballparks after a local hero proved his mortality.
96 pages, 38 Illustrations, Hand-signed limited edition or trade hardcover.
Deuce Editions, New York, NY, 2001