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IMAGES OF AN ERA
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
July 02, 2012
On each page of Golden Boys, the latest book of baseball paintings by Andy Jurinko, the game of the artist's youth comes to life. In the book, Jurinko, who died last year at age 71, vividly depicts a postwar boom bookended in the collection by Enos Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series and Roberto Clemente's scaling the Wrigley Field ivy in '60. The oil images are warm and richly colored, capturing in detail stars such as Willie Mays (right) as well as bygone ballparks such as Washington's shadowy Griffith Stadium. Also included are familiar scenes of triumph: Bill Mazeroski nearing home, Bobby Thomson swarmed by Giants and 1950's pennant-winning Whiz Kid Phillies—the team that captured an 11-year-old Jurinko's heart forever.
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July 02, 2012

Images Of An Era

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On each page of Golden Boys, the latest book of baseball paintings by Andy Jurinko, the game of the artist's youth comes to life. In the book, Jurinko, who died last year at age 71, vividly depicts a postwar boom bookended in the collection by Enos Slaughter's Mad Dash in the 1946 World Series and Roberto Clemente's scaling the Wrigley Field ivy in '60. The oil images are warm and richly colored, capturing in detail stars such as Willie Mays (right) as well as bygone ballparks such as Washington's shadowy Griffith Stadium. Also included are familiar scenes of triumph: Bill Mazeroski nearing home, Bobby Thomson swarmed by Giants and 1950's pennant-winning Whiz Kid Phillies—the team that captured an 11-year-old Jurinko's heart forever.

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