This statue was painted by artist Clifford W. Lentz III and was on display at the Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Branch).
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Phanatic Statue Facts:
- Weight: 100 pounds.
- Height: Six feet tall (from bottom of base to top of statue).
- Contents: Statue is made of fiberglass. Base is made of aluminum.
- Each Phanatic statue stands on a base shaped like home plate.
Phanatic Statue Auction Details:
- 300 lbs. of sand included (optional), packaged in bags. Sand may be used to secure the base of the statue.
- Each statue will be retouched by its artist and restored to its original design as best as possible prior to distribution.
- Winners are responsible for pick up or shipment of their statue from Citizens Bank Park. Statues must be picked up or shipped on a mutually agreed upon date and time following the 2010 Phillies season but no later than November 30, 2010. The Phillies will not package statues for shipment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Fans might recognize Cliff as the "unofficial NASA correspondent for the 610WIP sportsradio morning show". His lifetime interest in space and baseball has been combined into weekly appearances with Angelo Cataldi, where he explains the latest events and happenings in space and throws in an occasional Phillies comment.
Cliff was a painting student of the late Freida Reiter, known for many years as the courtroom artist for ABC national news. (Reiter was one of the first artists invited to Russia in the sixties and covered Watergate, among other major events.) Mentoring Cliff for years, Freida assisted him in getting accepted to the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), where he graduated in 1975. During this time, he did various freelance projects for companies including the Philadelphia Flyers, and exhibited and sold his work at area shows.
Cliff also worked for several years at Hunt's Theaters & Pier in Wildwood, NJ, where he painted amusement rides and did various mural and design work. He also executed many interior art projects for area hotels, and did portrait work for private collectors.
After Cliff married, he relocated to the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, where he worked in the magazine and newspaper publishing design business with South Jersey Shopper's Guide newspapers and North American Publishing Company.
He continues to pursue art projects and work in the publishing business and maintains a steady schedule of personal drawing and painting projects.
As a longtime Phillies fan and season ticket holder, Cliff welcomes the opportunity to combine all his passions into one project.