Artist Daniel A. Moore has now begun the work on his FULL COLOR, full size oil painting of Alabama’s incredible Championship Game victory over fellow SEC heavyweight Georgia! This exquisite masterwork of the Tide’s 17th National Title is being offered as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints.
Included in this image is Tua Tagovailoa (#13) and DeVonta Smith’s (#6) winning touchdown pass and catch with a block from Alex Leatherwood (#70), a defensive stop which highlights the following players: Isaiah Buggs (#49), Da’Ron Payne (#94), Anthony Averett (#28), Terell Lewis (#24), Minkah Fitzpatrick (#29), Ronnie Harrison (#15), Raekwon Davis (#99), Tony Brown (#2), Mack Wilson (#30), and Deionte Thompson (#14), and Coach Saban’s reaction to the Win!
It’s entitled simply,
“Second & Twenty-Six”
Each regular limited edition print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Each Lithograph will have an image size of approximately 19” x 26”.
Each will come with a gold embossed custom seal, pamphlet about the game and print as well as a Certificate of Authenticity.
*Limited Edition quantities have not yet been determined. Estimated release is late Spring 2018.
Other editions available, just ask. Framing as well.
A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST, DANIEL MOORE REGARDING JALEN HURTS:
A Word From The Artist
It has come to my attention today that there is a small dispute going on in social media regarding Jalen Hurts’ non-appearance in the composition. When I decided what, and who, to include in my painting of the National Championship game I wrestled with whether or not to include Jalen. No doubt that Coach Saban wrestled whether or not to play him in the second half of the game. I love Jalen and watching him play, and I am quite aware that Alabama would not have made it to the Championship game without his contributions throughout the season.
I know many of my friends share this same feeling and some might question my call to not include him. Since this painting is about the National Championship game and focuses on THE pass that won the game and clenched the National Championship for Alabama, Jalen did not play a role in that narrative. This work was never intended to be a compilation or retrospective of the Tide’s entire season and I believe that to have included Jalen as a token, or secondary, figure in the composition could be construed as more of an insult rather than a tribute.
Jalen is, indeed, worthy to be included in a painting. I therefore made the decision to save Jalen so he could be the primary focus for a follow-up painting that will commemorate the revenge game against Clemson in the playoffs, where he undoubtedly had a much better game. The Clemson game was Jalen’s game and arguably it was his revenge against a team that had robbed him of a National Championship ring in the previous season. Whereas the National Championship GAME was Tua’s stage to show the world his special “IT FACTOR” – as Jalen himself describes it.