LITHOGRAPH

2008

This is a duotone lithograph of David Rigert, a champion Russian weightlifter of the 70s and coach.

THE STORY

Being in competitive weightlifting as long as I have, I grew to appreciate many athletes, past and present. Weightlifting is a very technical sport, and the Russian weightlifting team was always a shining example of elite technique. With a lot of controversy around athletes and performance-enhancing drugs right now, it is still obvious that the Russian team spends many hours perfecting their craft. The efficiency of their lifting was always amazing to me. David Rigert was one of those lifters of old, and this print is a tribute to him as well as the craft of the sport.