Is controversy captured in sports photographs


The tie in for fine art with sports has been long lasting. As the 72nd Heisman winner is announced tonight (December 9), our team went to the photograph archives at GALLERY M and found a few greats that make sport legendary. Yesterday we discussed Ralph Morse’s works. His job as a staff photographer for LIFE was to get the story – or come up with a story that America could relate too. One such photograph was “The Top NFL Quarterbacks.” With some QBs making it to the Superbowl and others just at the top of their game, this photograph took each off the field and let them practice a few times at hitting Ralph with a fast one. Actually Morse was protected by a big sheet of plexiglass that he used between the camera and Unitis, Y.A. Tittle and gang.

Tomorrow’s call is for Ohio State’s QB to win the Heisman. The question is who will get the best, longterm pose of the Heisman winner before reaching the NFL?

Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales. An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis - in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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