Last fall artist Sean Kane heard about the new movie, ‘42‘, from a person associated with the film about Jackie Robinson and decided that it was time to depict the great player’s story in the way he knows best — in paint on a vintage baseball glove.
Kane, a professional illustrator for the likes of Amazon.com and The Wall Street Journal, created a one-of-a-kind painting featuring hand-painted portraits of Jackie Robinson on a classic Spalding baseball glove from the 1940s.
“There is a glove in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown that Jackie used that looks exactly like this one,” said Kane. “It adds an authentic touch to the art.”
Kane’s detailed acrylic painting on the antique leather also includes intricately lettered highlights and stats from Robinson’s ground-breaking 1947 season — also a major focus of the film ’42.’
The Jackie Robinson glove art has been well-received by the pro baseball community and visitors to his web site, www.
There will be a solo gallery show of his unique baseball art in New York City slated for October, 2013, which will include this glove.
“Creating this Jackie Robinson art is my way of appreciating his story and it’s satisfying when the artwork sparks others interest in his amazing life and achievements,” said Kane.