A Must-See for Baseball Fans at George Krevsky Gallery

by Randy Shaw on May 7, 2009

Three years ago I made a discovery that I vowed to share with all baseball fans: the annual exhibition of baseball artworks at San Francisco’s George Krevsky Gallery. This year’s show kicks off Saturday, May 9 with an opening reception featuring Robert Flynn Johnson speaking on “55 Years and Counting: Reflections on Baseball and Being a Long-Suffering S.F. Giants Fan.” If you can’t make the opening, don’t worry — the show will be up until June 20 at 77 Geary St, 2nd floor. But I know a great many of our readers will want to hear Johnson’s talk, as the area has no shortage of long-suffering Giants fans.

If you never visit art galleries because you don’t “understand” art, or fear getting pressured to buy something you can’t afford, then I want to make a special appeal to put aside such feelings and go see the baseball art show at Krevsky Gallery. There is no admission charge, and you’ll get no pressure to buy.

If you are interested in possibly purchasing some of the great baseball artworks on display, I suggest getting to the show in the next few weeks. This year’s show includes a painting of one of my all-time baseball heroes, the great Giant Hall of Famer Mel Ott. If San Francisco did not have a huge budget deficit, I would urge Mayor Newsom to buy this painting to hang at City Hall — it would be a great gift for Giant fans.

George Krevsky is a real populist art collector, and this is the 12th year of this one of a kind show. You can check out the works, including the Ott painting, at http://www.georgekrevskygallery.com/.

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