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Bruce Sulzberg has perfected a form in art that is dramatically effective for the presentation of sports themed art. His technique creates a life-like 3-dimensional effect by using acrylic paints on layers of acrylic glass. Like no other, his art preserves great moments in real sports moments – a venue ideally suited to drama created by his unique multi-layered paintings, which gives these subjects life, motion, and depth that can never be achieved in any 2-dimensional media. Each original takes months to create, as the detail is painstakingly realistic.
Bruce states, “The style of how I paint came with wanting to create a style that no one had done before and it took some tinkering and learning, and through many years I was able to perfect the style. It was very difficult because the paint does not adhere to the acrylic well at all. It’s extremely translucent. I have to put many coats on, so it looks like a solid color. After a few layers of paint, I blend and feather each color together to give it a smooth and seamless look. The final part is called stippling, which is where I paint dot by dot to complete the realism of the image. All of this is done with a paintbrush the size of a pinhead.”
The justification for this special limited edition work of art is as follows:
350 numbered 1/350 – 350/350
50 Printers Proof (containing a Beckett approval sticker and certificate of authenticity – separate and apart from the publisher’s certificate)
50 Artist’s Proofs (containing a Beckett approval sticker and certificate of authenticity – separate and apart from the publishers certificate)
50 Remarqued with a wonderful additional hand painting.