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article imageArt Gallery & book pay homage to San Francisco Giants series win Special

By Jonathan Farrell     Jun 5, 2011 in Sports
San Francisco, like any city, is proud of its sports teams. And, while not everyone is a sports fan, there is something special about a home team's win. Everyone was cheering for the SF Giants in the 2010 World Series.
For fans this is sheer ecstatic delight and even the memory of it lingers with much enthusiasm and sweet recollection. Each spring the George Krevsky Gallery displays an exhibit dedicated to baseball. "The Fine Art of Baseball" was the title of this year's exhibit.
Artists capture the highs and lows of the Great American Pastime. This is the exhibits 14th year. "I feature this showing each spring for six weeks," gallery owner George Krevsky said.
This year's exhibit included 73 pieces in assorted moods and media, reflected a broad and deeply grounded sense of the sport's tradition. The San Francisco Chronicle and other local media visited Krevsky's Gallery to highlight and note the gallery's unique perspective.
No doubt Krevsky is devoted to baseball. He arrangd for one of the paintings in the baseball art exhibit in a previous showing to be used as the cover for a new book about the Giants win in the World Series. The painting inspired by Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is by artist Robert Marosi Bustamante.
Drawn from his personal journal, local author Joseph Sutton’s observations of the San Francisco Giants’ climb to win the 2010 World Series impressed upon him over and over again how a bunch of ragtag ballplayers became champions of the world against all odds.
The details about the new book are expressed in an interview with Sutton from this reporters' blog.
Good friends for over 35 years he and Sutton both share a love of the game. "We even went to spring training together a few years ago," said Krevsky.
Perhaps what is also interesting is that both Krevsky and Sutton were not Giants fans. Both cherish baseball but were fans of their particular hometown teams. Sutton a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Krevsky, originally from Harrisburg Pennsylvania, cheered for the Philadelphia Phillies.
When Krevsky transplanted to San Francisco, he embraced the Oakland Athletics. Krevsky explained he had been an A's fan because of the A's original connection, a long time ago to Philadelphia.
Describing himself as "a newly minted Giants fan" Krevsky noted, "the Giants captured my heart from the Philadelphia Phillies; as a former Pennsylvanian they were my national league team," he said. "I am a long time baseball fan, even longer than Joe" said Krevsky.
Krevsky is pleased with Sutton's book, "The Year The Giants Won The Series"
"I hope Joe does well with the book, I know it is near and dear to his heart," said Krevsky.
Located at Union Square, George Krevsky Gallery specializes in 20th century American art in the figurative tradition. The gallery is committed to showcasing art of the highest quality that documents the cultural history of the last century. The guiding philosophy is to make historically significant fine art accessible to all levels of collecting.
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