Holstein

by Don Hamerman

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Artist Statement

Found Baseballs. I began collecting these baseballs in the winter of 2004-2005. Discovered in the park near my house where I walk my dog daily (she’s old now, but still joins me on our daily forays) they went unnoticed by others. I’ve since expanded my circle to ball fields in other towns and other states. Abject, rejected and forlorn, their immediate condition depended on the season of their discovery. Some hid in the high grass, gutted by lawnmowers, or under leaves, aging not so gracefully — the leather skins long since lost to time. Covered in ice crystals on a February morning or shrouded in summer moss, they all hinted at mysterious pasts. Whether you connect them with the games of your youth or the national pastime, I see them only as objects of beauty begging to be photographed.

Why We Love It

"Those detailed descriptions of the physics of pitching flashed into my mind when I first saw Don Hamerman's Untitled 2012 and Holstein, both of which depict baseballs that have been around the block and then some. As part of the Connecticut-based photographer's Found Baseballs series, both these images represent baseballs that have happened into his life; the battle scars on them are evidence of their travels, the whacks they've taken and the mitts they've landed in softly. These are balls with tales lurking in each of their scuffs and seams." ... Read more from Maura Johnston on the blog!

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Innova Fibaprint Warm Cotton Gloss

Don Hamerman

Don Hamerman was born in New York City sometime last mid-century, and now works out of his studio in Connecticut. His baseball photographs are in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. They've appeared on book covers, in magazines such as Communication Arts and Elle, newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and The Telegraph of London, and have been featured on many (many many) websites including Time Magazine’s “Lightbox,” NPR’s “Picture Show,” and DesignObserver.com. When Don’s not photographing baseballs, he works as a commercial photographer.
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