The Special Olympics Committee chose six athletes to represent the Spirit of Sport. Award-winning artist Robert Peak then asked these athletes to express their personal feelings on the true meaning of sport and translated each athlete's words into artwork. These are images inspired by the athletes, not portraits of them, or illustrations of their respective sports. Each of the six resulting prints is accompanied by special title sheet that contains an inspirational quote by the athlete and an anecdote by the artist about the creative process for the artwork along with the limited edition documentation. The quotes from the athletes are: All of us need victories in life..
Even if they're only victories over ourselves. The true spirit of sport is not how tall you stand nor how high you reach.
It is how much you give of what you have to give. The greatest thing about sport is the memory of having been there. Sometimes I think I grew up faster from losing than by winning. Sport is health and life itself. For we come together, share fellowship, and discover how alike we are.
To love a game - to play it - is the greatest joy of childhood. Only later do we learn it is one of the greatest joys of life. Each print is a sixteen to nineteen-color Original Limited Edition Lithograph, Hand Drawn and Hand Printed on archival fine art Arches paper.Each is individually signed in pencil by the artist and athlete. These are true hand-crafted traditional lithographs, produced without photography or computers. Not to be confused with the smaller cheap reproductions that you may find of this work.
The edition is limited to 300 sets. There is a title sheet for the portfolio that includes a statement from the artist and the artist's signature in pencil. The 6 prints and 7 title sheets each measure 36 x 27 inches. Each of the six lithographs is autographed in pencil by the athlete in the center, signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right, and is designated P.
(Printer's Proof) in the lower left, The embossed seal of the printmaking workshop, Atelier Ettinger, is in the lower left corner. The suite offered is from the printer's private collection and is identical to the numbered edition in every way. One title sheet for the whole portfolio Never framed or matted. Pictures are of the actual prints for sale. If you really need it faster, let me know.