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BlogTour NYC: Interview with John Pagnucco owner of Spirit of Sports
By Florence von Pelet
The second in a mini series of blog posts about ‘BlogTourNYC’ sponsor ‘Spirit of Sports’
Competitive Sports, athletics and play are the original art form. And Spirit of Sports is the world’s largest online gallery of non-licensed artwork and gift items dedicated solely to the subject of sport. Spirit of Sports carries fine sports art and gifts in 30 sports categories which people can search on easily through the filters they’ve created once you hit their homepage here: Spirit of Sports
The owner of the company is John Pagnucco, DreamwallStyle got chance to speak to John and find out a little bit more and what the Spirit of Sport meant to him……
looking for art with a sports theme, not personality or team specific, but
just good art that embodied passion and energy and represented a sport in a
meaningful way. I had known of Leroy Neiman whose paintings of sports, both
generically and some personality specific, I admired and were known
worldwide. But there wasn’t an artist in “second place.” There still isn’t.
Leroy Neiman is alone at the top. We are in the process of discovering and
marketing a lot of artists who are relatively unknown.
featuring the works of many artists. I did just that in 1991 with The Arena
Gallery in Edina, Minnesota, and also included high quality gifts that were
sports themed. After four years, I realized we were not in the right
location and closed the business and returned to my former investment
which I did in late November last year. The Spirit of Sports was born. The
“spirit” is the idea of art and gifts relating to a sport that an individual
loved or played in yesteryear, or loves, plays, or is involved with
currently….a sport that is a meaningful part of his/her life.
daily newspaper is what most people read first….
element of any culture. Thousands of years ago, depictions of contests were
etched in caveman walls. Art was part of the very first Olympic games in
the eighth century B. C. Great sports art was and still is a celebration of
the human body….
A4. At one time or another in my life I played baseball, American football,
tennis, and I rowed on the crew at Cornell University. I have skied for
thirty five years and I play golf regularly.
A5. I have many favorite artists, but for different reasons. Linda Hartough for
golf landscapes. She was the artist for many years for the British Open and
painted the “signature hole” of each golf course. Same for the U. S. Open.
A7.We look forward to the Blog Tour. We are a unique business and site and
look forward to being able to build relationships with the design community.
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The new Spirit of Sports blog has just launched, Spirit of Sports are an upcoming sponsor of Modenus’s #blogTourNYC - the social media event where 15 design bloggers are being flown in from around the world to attend the worlds’ largest wholesale luxury tradeshow, the Architectural Digest Home Show in NYC, March 22nd -25th for four days of design education, blogging, collaboration and sharing.