Going on sale April 22nd
I recently had a chance to catch up with the photographer for most of the campus letter art pieces. Jon Hart has traveled the country taking pictures at college and university campuses. But now he has something a little different. And commemorative, limited-edition print to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
Paul: I know you have created a baseball piece for every major league team. In fact you have one for the Red Sox already. But this is unique. Why a piece to commemorate a baseball field?
Jon: Baseball drips of nostalgia - and in certain cities much of that nostalgia is captured in the place they play. Fenway Park is more than just a place to play baseball. It is 100 years of memories, legends and curses. The reason our college pieces do so well is there is an emotional attachment to the buildings on the campus - Fenway Park is emotional to legions of fans that call themselves Red Sox Nation.
Paul: I understand you are a huge baseball fan. Have you ever been to a game at Fenway? If so, what makes it special for you?
Jon: I took in a game at Fenway about 20 years ago and I remember it like it was yesterday. I had an obstructed view seat - but I loved every minute of it. I remember a food vendor out front selling sausage & peppers yelling "Two for $5 bucks...Who's next?" - I get hungry just thinking about it.
Paul: What was your biggest challenge putting this piece together?
Jon: Since all 10 shots are from the park itself it created a challenge to find each letter. But we did it - nearly every park of the park is represented from the press box to Yawkey way.
Paul: Do you have plans for other commemorative prints like this?
Jon: If this one does well I'm booking my flight to do Wrigley - Busch Stadium - Yankee Stadium and perhaps others.