“The Say Hey Kid”
Portrait of Willie Howard Mays, Jr.
Combined media on canvas, 36″ x 24″
This portrait is a tribute to the amazing achievements of the legendary baseball player Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid”, who played with the Giants in New York and San Francisco, and then the Mets in New York. With thanks to Barry Bonds and Willie Mays for their generosity in allowing me access to their archives and photographs for the purpose of creating this tribute, and for Willie Mays in making time to sit for his portrait (the live portrait is integrated into the collage in the upper right corner). This artwork was displayed at the George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, as part of their 2005 Art of Baseball show, along with my portrait of Jackie Robinson (also see portrait of Hank Greenberg).