Saturday, February 23, 2013

Houdini by Hurst

An original painting of Houdini by renowned sports artist Robert Hurst is currently listed for sale on eBay. The seller purchased the painting directly from the artist in the late 1990's. He writes:

"We used to set up at the National Sports Collectors Convention, where we met Robert - he was also set up displaying his work. I commissioned Robert to paint a Babe Ruth piece for me. Impressed by his work -- and being a life long magician and magic collector -- I asked him to paint a HARRY HOUDINI piece for me. This is what he came up with, and it looks incredible!! The canvas painting measures 24" x 36" inches."

We've had it safely stored away since we got it (probably 15 years). Never had it framed or put on display. This Harry Houdini painting deserves to be displayed and not hidden away!!

The seller has a buy-it-now price of $3,895, but has also activated the "Best Offer" option. The sale runs until March 24 (nice touch). You can check out the auction page here.

Robert Hurst is considered to be one of the top sports artist in the country. He's the Official Artist of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the College Baseball Hall of Fame. More of his work can be seen at

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