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By Daniel A. Moore
Artist Daniel A. Moore is now at work on Sweet Sixteen, his newest painting commemorating Alabama's incredible run for the 2015 National Championship. In this masterwork, the artist merges his first two prints from the 2015 season, Finish! and The Washout, into this new oil painting on canvas to create this dynamic work.
After the heart-wrenching loss at home to Ole Miss, the Tide knew that one more loss would kill its dream of winning Alabama's 16th National Title. From that point on, the team's one-word motto, one that was actually more like a command, became "FINISH!" The mindset for every team member was to finish each drill, each practice, each play and each game by giving nothing less than 100%. The results became self-evident, as the Tide would finish its 2015 season as National Champions.
Included in the Sweet Sixteen montage are vignetted highlights from the 2015 season depicting: (1) the Tide defense, led by Jarran Reed and Reggie Ragland, as it shuts down LSU's then-Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette, (2) the eventual Heisman Trophy Winner Derrick Henry against Georgia, from The Washout, (3) Cyrus Jones' timely interception against Michigan State in the CFP Semifinal, (4) Jake Coker's sensational passing game, also from the CFP Semifinal, (5) Kicker Adam Griffith as he watches Marlon Humphrey cradle his perfectly-placed onside kick and (6) Kenyan Drake as he "finishes" his 95-yard kickoff return - both from the CFP Championship Game, and (7) Coach Saban, donning a championship smile in celebration of his team's perfect Finish!
PRE-PUBLICATION PRICES - Before September 30, 2016:
Regular Edition - $178.50
Artist's Proof - $357
Collector's Edition Giclee - $450.50
Museum Edition Giclee - $590.75
Standard Edition Canvas - $1,572.50
Artist's Edition Canvas - $2,252.50
REGULAR PRICES - After September 30, 2016:
Regular Edition - $210
Artist's Proof - $420
Collector's Edition Giclee - $530
Museum Edition Giclee - $695
Standard Edition Canvas - $1,850
Artist's Edition Canvas - $2,650