Downtown Renown: Pittsburgh Sports Greats
Limited Edition Digital Reproduction on Paper
18" X 12" each
In collaboration with The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), Gavin Benjamin created portraits paying homage to fourteen of Pittsburgh’s legendary sports figures. Downtown Renown: Pittsburgh Sports Greats features;
Arnold Palmer • Bill Mazeroski • Charles “Chuck” Cooper • Dan McCoy • Franco Harris • Honus Wagner • Joe Greene • John Woodruff • Josh Gibson • Mario Lemieux • Roberto Clemente • Suzie McConnell-Serio • Swin Cash • Sidney Crosby
Benjamin developed these portraits by collaging his own analog photography with appropriated images, paint, and varnish. The result is a non-traditional, but a highly vivid representation of Pittsburgh's Sports Greats. Commissioned under the PDP’s “REFORGE” initiative that invites the community to safely revisit and reengage with Downtown through unique events and programs, it’s a powerful reminder of the vibrancy that public art can bring to the city, especially one as sports-minded as Pittsburgh.
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