Name: DEMPSEY, JACK-GENE TUNNEY "THE LONG COUNT" ARTWORK (BY JOSEPH GOLINKIN)
History: On September 22, 1927, in Chicago heavyweight champion Gene Tunney defended his title against the man he took it from a year earlier, public favorite Jack Dempsey. There was great attention from the public for this rematch despite Tunney's easy win a year earlier. In round seven of the rematch Dempsey dropped Tunney, but ignored referee Dave Barry's instruction to go to a neutral corner. This afforded Tunney a chance to recover. The fight was forever more known as the "Long Count." Artist Joseph Golinkin has captured the critical moment of the fight in this wonderful period lithograph. Not numbered, but limited to an edition of 50 and signed in pencil by the artist. Joseph Webster Golinkin (September 10, 1896 – September 8, 1977) was an American artist. He won a gold medal in the prints category at the art competitions at the 1932 Summer Olympics for his Leg Scissors.
Full description: This is an original limited edition lithograph by the notable Joseph Golinkin. Bold, clear imge. No creasing or tears. Minor spotting. 17" x 21" lithograph framed to 23" x 28". This is an extremely rare limited edition.
Size: 17 x 21
Categories: Artwork - Dempsey, Jack - Tunney, Gene
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