Since the 1860s, star athletes have had their pictures taken. And, almost immediately these were reproduced and distributed to the public. In The Sports Show, the rise of sporting celebrity from local photographs to global television is charted and assessed against fan desire to get "up close and personal" with players.
Wayne Gretzky, 1983
Exhibition print from Polaroid Polacolor type 108
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Society (ARS), New York
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.