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Extraordinary Artistic Tribute to Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus

9.49am 17th October 2013 - Salesroom & Memorabilia

Nicklaus at St. Andrews for his 1978 Open win
Nicklaus at St. Andrews for his 1978 Open win

Golf’s legendary Jack Nicklaus still holds a record that Tiger Woods covets and has been chasing ever since he joined the PGA TOUR. Nicklaus, who won a record-setting total of 18 major championship titles (that is, six Masters; four U.S. Opens, five PGA Championships; three Opens), posted what many believe to be golf’s greatest achievement of the modern era.

World renowned sporting artist, Walt Spitzmiller, devoted eight years to painting a special moment from each of Nicklaus’s 18 major victories in an artistic tribute to the world’s greatest golfer simply entitled, Jack’s Majors.

Each canvas in the collection brilliantly captures and commemorates this extraordinary and unequalled achievement that may never be surpassed. About the project, Nicklaus said: “I have always respected Walt’s work and how he interprets a scene and a moment in history. Walt dedicated himself to the challenge of putting to canvas the story of my 18 majors. It took me 25 years to win them, and it took Walt eight years to paint them. I hope he can reflect on his body of work with pride, because he should.”

In addition to the paintings (which are available for purchase as the entire collection or individually), Jack’s Majors is available in an exquisite and strictly limited edition Portfolio book.

Only 100 numbered, hand bound and custom produced volumes signed by Jack Nicklaus and the artist are offered for acquisition by the discerning collector. The oversize, luxuriously crafted Portfolio includes magnificently reproduced giclee art prints (18” x 24”) of the 18 original paintings on museum-quality paper.

Portfolios numbered 1-18 and #100 are priced at $7,500 each and copies 19-99 sell for $5,000. An individual framed painting (30” x 40”) costs $24,500, except for the 5’ x 7’ 1980 U.S. Open canvas, which is priced at $27,500. The entire Jack’s Majors collection may be acquired for $445,000. Details about the art may be found at Purchase prices also quoted in sterling and Euros.

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