Stag at Sharkey's
As part of its centennial celebration this year, the Cleveland Museum of Art is putting a spotlight on some of the most famous pieces in the collection. Among them is George Bellows’ 1909 depiction of a rowdy, backroom boxing match, called “Stag at Sharkey’s”. For more than a century, art scholars have praised Bellows’ skill in capturing the raw energy of a no-holds bout. But, to get a better insight into the reality of this image, ideastream Senior Arts reporter David C. Barnett turned to a different set of critics --- a trio of boxers.
Alicia Lopez, Boxer
Corey Gregory, Boxer
Gary Horvath, Trainer
Mark Cole, Cleveland Museum of Art