Beckett Selects KJ for Cover Art

Posted in News on April 2nd, 2012 by admin

Worldwide sports collectables authority, Beckett Media, commissioned Kevin-John to create a portrait of Cal Ripken Jr. to be featured on the cover of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, The Art Issue, March 2012. Kevin-John was selected out of thousands of artists nationwide. More than 100,000 of this issue were distributed.
Kevin-John will be a guest of Beckett at the 33rd National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, MD August 1-5, 2012 to autograph this special edition cover. A very special auction of the original art will also take place that weekend.

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Powered Up – AFL Welcomes Power & KJ

Posted in News on March 3rd, 2011 by admin

The latest team to join the ranks of the Arena Football League, the Pittsburgh Power, will kick off their inaugural season on Friday, March 11, 2011 and their fans will be treated to a special gift that night.
The Power, owned by former Steeler and Hall of Fame player Lynn Swann, commissioned Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John to produce a commemorative lithograph for this event.
The art features KJ’s original portrait of the team owner in front of the new Consol Energy Center, where the AFL games will be played. The first 10,000 fans through the doors on opening night will receive the commemorative lithograph courtesy of Trib Total Media. Kevin-John comments, “I love the Arena Football product, it is such a fan friendly sport, the teams really know how to give the fans a great show. I feel very fortunate that on May 11th the show will start with my artwork.” the artist adds, “I have long wanted to create a portrait of Lynn Swann, growing up in the 1970’s, I recall very vivid images of him making acrobatic and graceful catches with the Steelers. He is just one of those rare athletes that come around once in a lifetime.”
Go to www.pittsburghpowerfootball.com for more information.

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