Following a 40-6 loss to Nebtaska in the 1973 Orange
Bowl, Coach Parseghian opened his first winter meeting with his distinct quality of delivering a strong message. His "adversity"
quote made an impact...A new season culminated with a Notre Dame football team that went undefeated and brought home the National
Championship! Decades later, these same inspirational words impassioned world renowned sports artist, Armando Delgado to create
a rendering which honors this man of such eternal wisdom. Deeply touched by the story of Ara;s grandchildren and with a srtoke
of artistic genius, Delgado gave renewed spirit to these powerful words.
This magnificent watercolor artwork simply titled"
Ara," is the only rendering of legendary Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian. With artistic brilliance that
captured the essence of his life at Notre Dame, the piece honors Ara as coach, mentor and father. It also commemorates the
efforts of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.
Recognized as one of our nation's premier sports
artists, Armando Delgado has been commissioned by an extensive and impressive clientele of prominent legends, including
Joe Montana, John Elway, George Foreman, Michael Jordan, Joe DiMaggio and Kristi Yamaguchi. His works have been shown at the
White House and are a permanent patr of the prominent collections belonging to Ronald Reagan, John Madden, Gene Hackman and
Edward DeBartolo, Jr. The #1 Artist's Proof of" Ara" sold for $7 ,500 at auction during San Francisco's
Notre Dame Celebrity Golf Classic. Clearly, this rendering is recognized and appreciated as a rare and valuable art acquisition.
As a friend and member of the Notre Dame family,
you are invited to purchase this treasure -an extraordinary piece of art and wisdom to be shared for generations as the showpiece
of your home or office. The art market for Delgado creations is very strong, as indicated by international interest, past
sales and as featured on the NFL' s Hard Core Football on Fox television.
Each limited edition lithograph is numbered and
personally signed by Coach Parseghian and Armando Delgado. Each artist's proof and lithograph is printed on high museum quality
acid free stock. Ara's inspirational" Adversity" quote is embossed
and raised in brilliant gold. Each piece comes with a registered certificate of authenticity:
" Ara" 22" x 24" Lithograph (less than 500