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Fast pitch

36.00"W x 36.00"H x 1.5"D

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Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: pop

Media: mixed media on canvas

Size: 36"W x 36"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2015

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I was feeling this when I saw an old photo on a nostalgic Chicago website. This was one of my favorite games growing up in Chicago. It's called "Fast pitch" and it is essentially one on one baseball with a real bat and soft rubber ball played up against a wall with a spray painted strike zone. I used to kill at this game. I will always remember playing my grandpa once at Horner Park. He beat me. If you're from Chicago you know this game and it should bring back great memories like it did for me. Original. Nicholas Conlon

Poet. Artist. Designer. Filmmaker. Political Graffitist. Father. Lover. Fighter. Nicholas D Conlon was born as Nicholas Daniel Farelli in 1975. Without elaborating on that too much, He was born in the infirmary of a penitentiary in Fairfax, West Virginia. 10 years later he was adopted by his step-father Patrick Joseph Conlon. Before this addition to his life, Nicholas was raised by a single mother, a grandma and grandpa and his older sister of exactly 8 years. Nicholas grew up on the streets of Chicago in the 80's attending many different Catholic and public schools finally finishing his education with a degree in Theater from Southern Illinois University Carbondale His painting is influenced by his experiences growing up in the inner city. The people, the neighborhoods, television, movies, sports, gangs, drugs and alcohol, all of this first hand influenced the way Nicholas paints and writes and does any and all forms of art. He has been painting and writing and been involved in film and theatre production for over 30 years. Nicholas' work is beautiful from afar but up close it’s dirty, torn, ripped, non-conforming and it’s all over the board. It's meant to be touched, Felt and talked about. It's not one theme, not one style, not one medium. Nicholas' art is found in private collections all over the world and also the streets of LA and Chicago and all over the internet. He's been part of group exhibitions and solo shows in Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. After 6 years of theater, films, painting, writing on the back of paper napkins and slinging cocktails in Los Angeles, Nicholas moved back to Chicago where he continues to work in all mediums of art.

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