Clemente!

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Clemente!

350.00

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In Celebration of Graffiti Art Programming’s milestone anniversary, we invited artists who have contributed to our programming over the years to exhibit their artwork. The contributing artists each reflect a moment in our history and the development of the organization we are today. Artists reflected on the theme of 21 to represent our future growth and continuity with our history.

Clemente!

By local artist Wes Harcus India ink and coffee on arches paper 13 x 17 Inches

The right field wall at PNC Park is 21-feet high in honour of Clemente’s normal fielding position and uniform number. Nearly as well-known for his humanitarian efforts as his baseball career, Clemente sent shipments of aid to Nicaragua after an earthquake ravaged the country in late 1972. Clemente decided to accompany the packages when he learned that three previous shipments has been diverted by corrupt Somoza government officials. On December 31, 1972, he died in a plane crash while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was 38 years old.

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