Auction Date: 30/09/2015 at 10:30 am
Original New Zealand All Black signed 2003 Adidas "IMPACT" The Art of Rugby Painting – “Impact” by Tana Umaga and signed - the life size impact painting was part of the famous 2003 World Cup series – on white canvas some slight imperfections to the borders not affecting the actual artwork hence can be cleaned overall 48” x 57.5”. See link below about the Adidas Impact Art campaign with reference to Tana Umaga “Making Impact: The Art of Rugby”: https://vimeo.com/54375132. Note Tana Umaga won 74 All Black Caps, scoring 36 Tries and Captained The All Blacks for 21 matches -winning 19. Many of these pieces are now in galleries and private collections around the world. Very few of these pieces come into the market. Graham Henry The All Black Coach, stated “Tana has been one of the greatest of All Blacks”. He was the first person of Pacific Islands (Samoa) extraction to captain the All Blacks. No one can dispute the scale of Umaga's eight-year, 74-Test impact on international rugby. If fly-half Daniel Carter has announced himself the resident genius of the All Black game, it was Umaga, converting from the wing to outside centre, who provided the superb leadership - and force - that utterly shifted the balance of rugby power.