The Boeheim Prints
course of events...
December 2002: Syracuse University Orangemen basketball coach Jim Boeheim sat down for a conversation about the sport with S.U. Professor of Film, Owen Shapiro, who is also Associate Editor of the Point of Contact book series. Their dialogue was recorded to be edited for publication in a special issue of Point of Contact: On Sports.
April 2003: The Orangemen capture the NCAA 2003 National Championship and those Boeheim quotes gained new significance.
June 2003: Jim Boeheim is now the NCAA National College Basketball Champion coach and is being honored at Drumlins Country Club (Syracuse, NY) as Joseph Lampe, then Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University, and the world renowned Argentine artist, Perez Celis, unveiled a unique work, a 5' x 4' mixed media painting representing Boeheim and superstar player Carmelo Anthony, who was then a student at Syracuse University. Point of Contact, in collaboration with Joseph Lampe, a long time friend and admirer of the work of Perez Celis, produced this commemorative piece tha is now available for fans and collectors in a limited series of lithographs and posters autographed by Perez Celis, Jim Boeheim and superstar player Carmelo Anthony.
The original painting was donated by the artist to the Syracuse University Art Collection and now hangs prominently in the lobby of the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.
The conversation with Jim Boeheim is featured in the 2004 issue of Point of Contact:On Sports, available through Syracuse University Press.
For more information about how to acquire a signed Boeheim print please call 315-443-2169.