At The Crease
“The idea for this painting resulted from my return to playing recreational hockey, after not doing so for a few years in the mid sixties. During that time away from the game, the mask had become a part of the goalie’s equipment. After an afternoon’s scrimmage on the river ice, I kept recalling my experience of being confronted by the young net minder wearing a mask. It was an image that gradually intensified in my mind over the following three years until I finally had to explore it, and recruited a goalie to pose. The painting was never intended to represent a particular player but simply the personification of a goalie.”
– Ken Danby
Ken Danby’s “At the Crease”, one of the most famous and iconic images of sport, has now been republished in a new state-of-the-art reproduction print. Rather than simply reprinting from the previous proofs, this new edition has been created from the original painting for the first time since it was originally published 33 years ago. Utilizing the latest print technology under the artists’ personal supervision, the resulting prints represent an amazing testimony to the richness and fidelity of this renowned work of art.