There’s a striking illustration at the top of today’s Mercury News front page, related to the Golden State Warriors breaking the Chicago Bulls NBA regular-season mark for victories. The artwork, by Milan-based freelance artist Davide Barco, shows Steph Curry grabbing a Chicago bull by the proverbial horns.
Barco is no stranger to vivid NBA-related artwork. On his home page, previous samples include a pair of Warriors illustrations created for a Dec. 25, 2015 New York Times piece as well as a personal illustration inspired by Michelangelo’s “The Creation of David.”
For the latter, Barco drew Lakers No. 24 reaching out an extended arm to Bulls No. 23. Many are calling last night the greatest night in NBA regular season history, what with Kobe dropping 60 in his final game and the Warriors reaching 73 victories. The Barco Curry illustration is also on the front of today’s East Bay Times, the other Bay area paper resulting from the recent consolidation of dailies by the Bay Area News Group.
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