The Kansas City Royals will host a private media unveiling tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the main lobby at Gate C of Kauffman Stadium. The six by eight-foot painting will depict the on-field celebration of the team in Citi Field last November in front of a backdrop of the 800,000 strong who welcomed the team home at the rally at Union Station.
The oil on canvas work of art was painted by Kansas City artist, William Rose, who has painted professionally for over 20 years. Rose put six weeks of work into this specific piece with the assistance of Paul Dorrell and his Leopold Gallery, who helped conceive the design and provided the necessary feedback to complete the project. The background shot of the large gathering at Union Station is that of photographer Roy Inman, who allowed Leopold Gallery to use the image.
As the spring progresses, reproductions of the painting will be available through a variety of means, including t-shirts, posters and signed limited edition Giclee prints.
For more information, members of the media may contact the Royals Media Relations office at 816-921-8000.