The immortal “Babe” Ruth made an art out of hitting baseballs. Fittingly the “Babe” has been immortalized in art with this pair of limited edition sculptures. Created by renowned artist Peter Rubino, these plaster cast artworks are finished a green bronze patina and display amazing detail. Featured are: 1.) 1988 “batting pose” edition and 2.) 1989 “bust on baseball” edition. Detailed description on our website.
Both of these highly desirable sculptures show handsomely with scattered touches of minor surface wear in the form of paint loss and a small chip or two. Additionally, the 1989 bust edition is absent of the black granite laminate veneer sections on the side of the base. These conditions can easily be remedied with minor touch-ups and replacement of the black laminate. Details are as follows:
1988 Edition: 13” tall at the brim of the cap by 5” wide across the arms on a 7-1/2 x 4-1/4 x 5/8” base, LE numbered “58/2000” on the back edge of the base and etched-signed with “Rudolf ©88” on the left side edge of the base, this piece depicts Ruth following through on a swing with an expression that suggests he his following the flight of one of his many home runs, a facsimile “Babe” signature appears on top of the base next to the left foot, overall surface integrity is excellent with a few minor abrasions on the base and a small chip on the left arm at the point where the jersey sleeve ends.
1989 Edition: approximately 12” tall above the base to the cap peak by 7” wide across the baseball portion by 8” deep from the cap brim to the back, on a 9x8x2 base, LE numbered “152/5000” and etched-signed “Rudolf-Rubino Creations ©1989” on the back, also etched on the back at bottom is “Curtis Publishing”, showing exacting facial details Ruth’s head emerges from the baseball at neck and a facsimile “Babe Ruth” signature appears at the five o’clock position, minor surface abrasions are present primarily on the cap, nose and chin, however the paint remains more than 99% full and this bust remains striking with a life-like appearance.