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Simply the Best

Simply the Best
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Artist
Bart Forbes, born 1939
Sitter
Larry Joe Bird, born 7 Dec 1956
Wayne Gretzky, born 26 Jan 1961
Date
1985
Type
Painting
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
Stretcher: 63.5 x 48.3 x 3.2cm (25 x 19 x 1 1/4")
Frame: 76.2 x 60.6 x 6.7cm (30 x 23 7/8 x 2 5/8")
Topic
Costume\Headgear\Helmet
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Basketball
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Skates
Larry Joe Bird: Male
Larry Joe Bird: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Basketball
Larry Joe Bird: Sports and Recreation\Coach\Basketball
Wayne Gretzky: Male
Wayne Gretzky: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Hockey
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Bart Forbes
Object number
NPG.88.TC175
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition
Champions
On View
NPG, South Gallery 342 Mezzanine