Andy Thomas Artist Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee:"Dempsey vs Gibbons"
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Andy Thomas Artist Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee:"Dempsey vs Gibbons"

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Artist: Andy Thomas
Title: Dempsey vs Gibbons
Size: 16" x 24" | 20" x 30" | 24" x 36" | 30” x 40”
Edition: Artist Hand signed and Numbered to 200 with 20 Artist Proofs | COA included | Select Size and Print Options from Drop Down Box.
Medium: Fine Art print on Paper and Canvas
About the Art: In 1923, Jack Dempsey fought a defense of his World Champion Heavyweight Boxing title in the remote Montana town of Shelby, Montana, population of 500. The story of how these farmers, ranchers, and merchants raised enough money for the purse and built a wooden arena to host it is an incredible story of American pluck. Shelby was a little frontier town that became swamped with media, hookers, gambling, and New York thugs.


Consider these facts: • There was an encampment of Blackfeet Indians near the arena. • Charles Russell, cowboy artist, had a tent near the arena and visited with Dempsey. • Grantland Rice, famous sportswriter, was there. • Damon Runyon, sportswriter, and creator of short stories about New York’s underworld was there. Since Runyon is a favorite of mine, he’s shown in the painting with a press pass stuck in his hat band. Runyon was pals with Jack Kearns. • Jack Kearns, Dempsey’s manager, and voice in all matters managed to squeeze the town dry of money and it’s popular in Shelby to tell the story of him sneaking out of town with a bag of money. Kearns is in the blue suit next to Dempsey. • Dempsey beat Tom Gibbons, a light heavy in a 15-round decision. Gibbons fought a defensive fight… pretty wise considering Kearnes had a special condition written in the contract that allowed Dempsey to grab Gibbons with his left so he could punch him with the right. • The fight was a financial disaster, with the biggest loss borne by Mayor James A. Johnson, who is shown on the far-right side of the painting, checking his watch.


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Andy Thomas Artist Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Giclee:"Dempsey vs Gibbons"
Paper Framing and Canvas Options
No thank you, I just want the 16x24 SN print unframed.
16x24 AP print Unframed, add ($100)
Canvas Giclee 20x30 SN Unframed, add(+$320)
Canvas Giclee 20x30 AP Unframed, add(+$420)
Canvas Giclee 24x36 SN Unframed, add (+$520)
Canvas Giclee 24x36 AP Unframed, add (+$620)
Canvas Giclee 30x40 SN Unframed, add (+$720)
Canvas Giclee 30x40 AP Unframed, add (+$820)
Black Matte Hardwood Frame , DL-8, #325,add (+$199)
Antique Gold Frame w/ Black Design, PR-4 , #95135, add (+$249)
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Gold #568
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Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
Inner Mat
Antique White #251
Black #221
Brick #231
Burgundy #38
Charcoal #257
Creme #223
Dark Brown #106
Dark Mahogany #88
Dark Spruce #125
English Rose Pink #151
Gold #568
Khaki #92
Light Gray #82
Linen #128
Mauve #154
Midnight Blue #131
Mist Gray #112
Navy Blue #230
Pale Moss #253
Pineneedle Green #411
Putty #90
Royal Blue #142
Sage Green #247
Silver Mist #130
Spiced Brown #710
Storm Gray #114
Wedge Wood Blue #124
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