Sunday, February 24, 2008

Robert Weaver, Florida, 1962


I had the opportunity to work with Brian Rea, Chris Suellentrop and the New York Times Opinion staff on a Robert Weaver Spring Training project that's running in today's paper. There's an online version that includes 15 images, all courtesy of the Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis. Enjoy.

10 comments:

bekbek said...

I just got done looking through the online version. Stunning. I've been to some spring training games in the past few years, and Weaver's drawings still "ring true" to my eye. Something in the palm trees peeking up over the tops of the advertisements, and the old guys with their "hard shoes" intent on the game is involved in our decision to move to Clearwater this summer. Very cool. Sounds like you get to work on some fun projects.

David Apatoff said...

I stumbled across the drawings in this morning's NYT and immediately turned to your blog for the back story. Congratulations, DB-- it was wonderful to see these great drawings revived from the dead and displayed for such a large and influential audience. It is the best thing the NYT has done in a long time. I only hope their audience hasn't become numbed to real quality drawing.

Are there any other similar initiatives on the pipeline?

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Ron Kaplan said...

I saw the piece in the paper, too, and came across your blog while looking for more info on Robert Weaver. Well done, DB, and congratulations.

Emmanuelle.Walker said...

This serie of drawing is amazing, your line is fabulous... it made my day!

shawn said...

imagine my surprise 'pon turning to the back pg of the NYT yesterday - the power of the drawings left me breathless. looking forward to seeing more, and hoping that the rest of the sketchbook finds a publisher some day soon - thanks so much for sharing!

Bill Koeb said...

You Rock, DB! Thanks for posting the images and info.

Bill

Dan Z said...

What did the finished paintings look like?

Is this one of them?

John Hendrix said...

Next Stop: A retrospective book of the Weaver archive. Please! Great work, finally saw the page.

dbdtron said...

Excellent Douglas, nice to see touches of detail of that era--wingtip black and white shoes, etc.

dbdtron