Manu Ginobili Jersey Retirement Night
 

"Manu" by Vincent Valdez

Print Price: $2,500

The San Antonio Spurs and renowned San Antonio native Vincent Valdez have teamed up to design a limited-edition archival digital print in conjunction with Manu Ginobili’s jersey retirement, which took place on Thursday, March 28. Each of the 120 limited-edition prints costs $2,500 and will be signed by Ginobili and Valdez and will benefit San Antonio’s youth through Silver & Black Give Back (SBGB).

This once-in-a-lifetime sale, which pairs two South Texan legends, is in celebration of Ginobili’s contributions both on and off the court. Valdez’s original oil on paper uses his classic contemporary style mixed with contour drawing, a technique used to capture the expressive movement and form of the human figure to create a whirlwind of motion by countering the calmness of the portrait.

VINCENT'S VISION

“Silent, contemplative, collected, unpredictable, determined, driven: this is Manu reflecting on his life and love for this game and daydreaming about the next chapter of his epic journey." said Valdez.

PHOTOS & DETAILS

"Manu"

Artist: Vincent Valdez

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40 X 28.25-inch

Limited Edition of 120

Signed by Ginobili and Valdez

Numbered and validated by a Certificate of Authenticity

Unframed

ABOUT

Manu Ginobili

On Thursday, March 28, Manu Ginobili became the ninth player in franchise history to have his number retired. Ginobili spent 16 seasons with the Spurs and finished his career as a four-time NBA Champion who was named to two All-NBA teams and two All-Star games. The 2008 NBA Sixth Man of the Year also helped Argentina to an Olympic gold medal in 2004, making him one of only two players, along with Bill Bradley, to win a gold medal, an NBA Championship and a EuroLeague Championship. Of all players who have appeared in at least 1,000 games, Ginobili is the winningest player in NBA history with a 72.1 win percentage.

Vincent Valdez

San Antonio native Vincent Valdez is most recognized for his monumental portrayal of the contemporary figure. His art can be found nationwide including at the Ford Foundation in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. and more. Valdez is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors (2016), as well as residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (2005), the Vermont Studio Center (2011) and the Kunstlerhaus Bethania Berlin Residency (2014) and Joan Mitchell Center (2018).

Silver & Black Give Back

All proceeds from the sale will benefit Silver & Black Give Back (SBGB) youth programs. Silver & Black Give Back is a 501(c)(3) public charity that empowers youth through service and sports. SBGB has been encouraging youth in San Antonio to stay active and develop important character traits through youth sports and youth-led service programs like the Spurs Youth Basketball League, Youth Hockey, the SAFC Pro Academy, and the Team Up Challenge since 1988. For the past 30 years, SBGB has invested more than 25 million dollars back into its community with the help of its generous donors. More information on Silver & Black Give Back can be found at SBGB.org.