"Broadway Blueshirts" Limited Edition Print
In my current Pencil Artwork project, "Broadway Blueshirts", I intend to capture the complete history of the New York Rangers and its incredible fan base! Fans are walking to Madison Square Garden III on the left, merged with the current Madison Square Garden IV on the right. Ghosted over the two arenas are eight legendary Rangers from their 85 years in the NHL. From left to right: Bill "The Original Ranger" Cook (1925-37), Andy Bathgate (1952-70), Jean Ratelle (1960-76), Rod "Mr. Ranger" Gilbert (1960-78), Eddie Giacomin (1965-76), Brian Leetch (1987-04), Mike Richter (1988-03) and Mark Messier (1991-04). Fan jersey numbers will represent many more legends and all incarnations of the Rangers jersey. Fans in the center of the artwork will be wearing numbers 11, 19 and 7 to represent the legendary GAG line (Goal a Game) of Vic Hadfield, Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert. The fan wearing Bill Cook's #5 is carrying an autographed program from the last game ever played at MSG III, on February 11, 1968. Super fans, "The Chief" and Dancing Larry are featured in the crowd on the left and right sides respectively. A fan wearing a "POTVIN SUCKS" jersey is featured on the right side to pay tribute to the long-running tradition that began when Denis Potvin injured rookie Ulf Nilsson with "the hit" in 1979. Fans wearing jerseys #9 and #10 are in conversation, paying homage to Adam Graves accepting Pavel Bure's request to wear his (and Andy Bathgate's) number 9 for the last time before it was retired. I hope you love this artwork as much as I am loving drawing it!
Limited Edition prints are now available for pre-order (each individually signed and numbered). Order for Father's Day and Mother's Day before they are sold out!
Order before the end of April and receive a FREE Limited Edition print of "The Dream Begins Here" as well as a FREE Limited Edition print of "Hockey Mountain Memories" shipped with your order when the artwork is complete. Please visit my Facebook Page to watch me draw this live most week nights and to see previously posted videos of my progress drawing this artwork.
The 24"x30" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 526 to commemorate the inaugural year of the New York Rangers (1926).
The Original Sized 18"x24" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 926 to commemorate the inaugural year of the New York Rangers (1926).
The 12"x16" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 1926 to commemorate the inaugural year of the New York Rangers.