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Copyright New York State Historical Association and/or The Farmers' Museum, Inc.
Object ID N0001.2002
Title Night Game - Yankee Stadium
Artist Fasanella, Ralph
Object Name Painting
Early Date 1981
Exhibit label line3 Night Game - Yankee Stadium is Fasanella's largest baseball painting, and captures the drama and pageantry of major league baseball on a grand scale. Fasanella tilts the playing field into a vertical position, enlivens the grass with flecks of paint, and renders the brightly-colored spectators (mostly women) with joy and affection. The stadium appears huge, yet opens onto the street in the foreground to welcome the viewer inside. Outside the stadium, Fasanella comments upon the decline of urban neighborhoods, with a focus on social injustice. At the left, Fasanella depicts a jail full of African American prisoners, and the graffiti on the crane contains references to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
Description Night Game - Yankee Stadium Marks: Signed and dated front, bottom right: "R FASANELLA 1981"
Classification Folk Art--Painting/Drawing--Scene
Material Oil on canvas
Place of Origin New York, NY

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Last modified on: November 04, 2005