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Pete Rose

Artist
Andy Warhol, 6 Aug 1928 - 22 Feb 1987
Sitter
Pete Rose, born 1941
Date
1985
Type
Print
Medium
Screenprint
Dimensions
Sheet: 99.9 x 80cm (39 5/16 x 31 1/2")
Mat: 112.1 x 91.8cm (44 1/8 x 36 1/8")
Frame: 115.3 x 95.3 x 3.2cm (45 3/8 x 37 1/2 x 1 1/4")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of the Director's Circle
Restrictions & Rights
© Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / ARS, New York
Object number
NPG.2002.72
Exhibition Label
Born Cincinnati, Ohio
American baseball legend Pete Rose was at the top of his game when Andy Warhol portrayed him in this screenprint, which he designed in imitation of a baseball card. Rose had just shattered Ty Cobb’s long-standing record of career hits and was once again playing with his beloved Cincinnati Reds, the team Rose had helped propel to two World Series victories in the 1970s. He went on to rack up nineteen Major League Baseball records, including all-time leader in games played, at-bats, singles, and outs. In 1989 he was banned from baseball when it emerged that he had bet on games as a Reds player (1963–78, 1984–86) and manager (1984–89). Although he was declared ineligible for induction into the MLB Hall of Fame, the Cincinnati Reds retired his No. 14 jersey and inducted him into the team’s hall of fame in June 2016.
Nacido en Cincinnati, Ohio
El legendario jugador de béisbol norteamericano Pete Rose estaba en la cumbre de su carrera cuando Andy Warhol lo retrató en esta serigrafía que imita el formato de una tarjeta coleccionable. Rose acababa de romper el longevo récord de Ty Cobb en hits de por vida y estaba jugando de nuevo con sus queridos Cincinnati Reds, equipo al que ayudó a ganar dos Series Mundiales en la década de 1970. Rose prosiguió a romper diecinueve récords de Grandes Ligas, imponiendo marcas sin precedentes en partidos jugados, turnos al bate, sencillos y outs, entre otros. En 1989 fue expulsado del deporte al conocerse su participación en apuestas relacionadas con los partidos cuando aún pertenecía a los Reds, como jugador (1963–78, 1984–86) y como mánager (1984–89). Aunque se le declaró inelegible para el Salón de la Fama de Grandes Ligas, los Cincinnati Reds lo honraron retirando su camiseta con el número 14 y lo instalaron en el salón de la fama del equipo en junio de 2016.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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