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Shaun White

Shaun White
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Artist
Rick Chapman, born 1966
Sitter
Shaun White, born 3 Sep 1986
Date
2006
Type
Photograph
Medium
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 35.7 × 35.6 cm (14 1/16 × 14")
Mount: 54 × 50.8 cm (21 1/4 × 20")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist and ESPN
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
©2006 Rick Chapman
Object number
C/NPG.2013.84.36
Exhibition Label
Born San Diego, California
Shaun White, aka “The Flying Tomato” (for his once-long red hair, which he has now trimmed), is a professional X Games athlete, specializing in both skate- and snowboarding. Raised in Vermont and Southern California, White has won two Olympic gold medals in the snowboard half-pipe in successive winter games (2006, 2010). He has also been a multiple medalist in other national and international boarding competitions. Having overcome a heart defect as an infant, White started skateboarding at an early age and was discovered by the modern pioneer of the sport, Tony Hawk. White is clearly Hawk’s successor as the face of alternative games, not only because of his skill on the boards but also for his infectious, effervescent personality.
Shaun White nacido en 1986
Nacido en San Diego, California
Shaun White, alias “El Tomate Volador” (por su largo cabello rojo, que ahora se ha cortado), es un atleta de deportes extremos que se especializa en patineta y tabla de nieve (snowboarding). White, criado entre Vermont y el sur de California, ha ganado dos medallas de oro consecutivas en las Olimpiadas de Invierno (2006, 2010) en pista de medio tubo. También ha sido múltiple medallista en otras competencias nacionales e internacionales. Habiendo superado una afección cardiaca en su infancia, White empezó a practicar el snowboarding desde temprano y fue descubierto por el pionero moderno de ese deporte, Tony Hawk. Evidentemente, White es el sucesor de Hawk como la cara de los juegos extremos, no solo por su destreza con la tabla sino por su entusiasmo y su personalidad efervescente.
Rick Chapman (nacido en 1966)
Impresión en gelatina de plata virada al selenio, 2006
Donación del artista y ESPN
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Place
United States\California\San Diego\Carlsbad