While I poke around this a.m. waiting patiently for the Hall of Fame announcement later on, I thought I’d take the opportunity to plug some of the work of one of our favorite artists, Arthur K. Miller.
“Bride of Frankenstein”
20-by-24 inches, acrylic on masonite
As readers of Sports Collectors Digest are fully aware, Miller’s elegant work portraying many of the greatest players in baseball history has been gracing our covers for more than a decade. When I heard he had his own exhibition at OK Harris Art Gallery in New York City, I wanted to mention it even if only a segment of our readership would have the opportunity to actually visit.
I wasn’t even surprised to learn that the exhibition was entitled: Arthur K. Miller – Classic Horror; Movie Monsters from the Golden Era, since I had talked to him a long time ago and he told me about his venture into this area.
I doubt if I could improve on the promotional text so I won’t try: “MONSTERS! VAMPIRES! WEREWOLVES! Come witness, if you dare, spirited living-color portraits of classic HORROR movie icons from an earlier black-and-white cinematic world! See melodramatic paintings rendered in stark, painterly realism, richly executed in acrylics! Frightful images so lifelike you’ll need to keep telling yourself, “It’s only a painting, it’s only a painting.”
The exhibition runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 20 at the OK Harris Gallery on Broadway in New York City, and the artist will be on hand on opening day from 3-5 p.m. to throw out the first pitch, in a manner of speaking.
Obviously, Miller’s spectacular work can be accessed by going to the gallery website at www.OKharris.com, where all these monsters reside, or you can go to Miller’s own site, www.artofthegame.com and have a crack at the monsters and his incredible baseball work.