Friday, January 8, 2010

In anticipation of spring training and May's baseball exhibition, here's a wonderful story by Dock Ellis:

(Photo credit: Christopher Motta)

The Rules for Staying Young explores the impact of baseball as an inspiration and conceptual model for historical and contemporary American artists, while investigating the ties between the game and the visual arts. From Thomas Eakins to Stephen Shore, baseball has captured the imagination and eye of American artists since its conception. The parallels between the timeless nature of our pastime and the evolving artistic studio are abundant, and remain profoundly relevant to contemporary practice. This exhibition highlights the rich territory between game and artist, where the perpetual moments of art and baseball meet.

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