Stealing Signs: Hockey Artwork At Its Finest
It's not often that the sports and art worlds mix, but you have to admit that there is a certain "art" to playing sports at their highest level, especially hockey. Guy Lafleur flying down the ice, with their hair flowing through the air, the infamous picture of Bobby Orr leaping like superman, the examples are surely endless.
Hockey and art are a better fit than you might think.
Artist Mark Penxa is on a quest to link the two together even further, with his most recent exhibition, titled "Stealing Signs II: Memories From My Last Life; Saskatewan, 1934" (part one was a set of baseball paintings), where he takes his passion for the sport of hockey and combines it with his livelihood, art and painting.
You can view the entire exhibition on his website, but Mark has only a few paintings left from the project, and he's looking to find good homes for them. We're happy to partner with Mark to bring to you these paintings, and he's been gracious enough to offer the remaining 11" by 14" paintings at a special price of $100 a piece, and while a lot of good ones are no longer available, I'd be proud to have any of the following paintings in my home. Just make sure to mention The Checking Line when you contact Mark.
Again, visit the website above for more details, and contact Mark directly at his e-mail if you're interested in any of the pieces.
Here is a quick look of what remains:
Al MacInnis - Calgary Flames
Aubrey "Dit" Clapper - Boston Bruins
Blaine Stoughton - Hartford Whalers
Bobby Clarke - Philadelphia Flyers
Brian Leetch - New York Rangers
Charlie Hodge - Montreal Canadiens
Hap Holmes - Toronto Blueshirts
Jacques Plante - Quebec Citadelles
Mark Messier - Edmonton Oilers