Painting of The Friendly Confines up for auction
November 8th, 2016
New York-based Guernsey’s auction house is putting four massive paintings of ballparks on the block.
One is of Wrigley field and another of the old Comiskey Park. The Wrigley painting, a sweeping panorama of “The Friendly Confines,” is nearly 10 feet wide. It’s by Terrence Fogarty.
The paintings are part of an auction of 1,000 early photographic prints taken by sports photographer Neil Leifer as well as many other photo greats. A major concentration of work depicting the late Muhammad Ali (many signed by the boxer) will be featured, too.
The auction is Dec. 2 and 3 and, yes, there’s absentee bidding.