The Bhutan Vanguards, CBA's team of artists, compete in the Cosmic Middle League.

The Vanguards return to cosmic baseball after a two season suspension imposed when they failed to meet certain performance minimums. One of the original Flat League teams created on December 31, 1981 (CBA Executive Bulletin No. 8), the team's overall record stands at 931 wins and 1039 losses.

The Vanguards have been to the Cosmic Universal Series once. In 1992, with a record of 86-76 they met the Nirvanaville Yogis (100-62) in the Series. Nobody expected the fair-to-middling' paintboys to fare very well but they beat the Yogis in an improbable four-game sweep.

The following season, 1993, the Vanguards were back in the cosmic cellar posting the worst record of the season, 64-98. After a contentious 1994 season, the league decided to suspend the squad and give management a chance to regroup.

Original owner Charles Foster Kane sold the team to a young woman, Tess Rose, who promptly canned longtime manager Marcel Duchamp. Rose hired the flamboyant Salvador Dali who with general manager Claude Monet spent two years acquiring new players. This year's team includes 12 rookies including three green pitchers. The most notable newcomer is the 8 year old Hitomi Yoshida, a young girl from Japan.




Note

Most of the cosmic player self-portrait detail images are linked to much larger full size versions. Click on the image to use the link.



Other Resources

For more information about some of this year's Vanguards, we recommend visiting the very informative WebMuseum.

Another useful site for online art images can be found at this Germany-based site.

Nerd World's Artists Home Pages also contains useful links to art and artist-related sites.

Finally, since the self-portrait theme has been emphasized this year, we invite you to take a look at the Gallery of Self-Portraits which displays lots of examples of self-portraits, and invites submissions.







Francis Bacon, Rightfield

1909-1990

Self-portrait, 1971
Oil on canvas. 35.5 x 30.5 cm (14 x 12 inches)
Musee National d'Art Moderne. Paris


Paul Cezanne, Pitcher

*

Self-portrait, 1875
Oil on canvas. 66 x 55 cm (26 x 21 5/8 inches)
Private collection


Marc Chagall, Pitcher

1887-1985

Self-portrait
no other data available


Elaine de Kooning, Pitcher

1918-1989

Self-portrait, 1946
Oil on masonite
National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.


Albrecht Durer, Pitcher

1471-1528

Self-portrait (at age 28), 1500
Oil on panel. 67 x 49 cm (26 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches)
Alte Pinakothek. Munich, Germany


Anthony van Dyck, Pitcher

1599-1641

No link available

Self-portrait
Oil on canvas.
Munich, Germany


Lucian Freud, Catcher

born 1922

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985
Oil on canvas. 56.2 x 51.2 cm
Private collection


Paul Gauguin, Pitcher

*

No link available
Self-portrait
no data available


Hans Hofmann, Thirdbase

1880-1966

Self-portrait with brushes, 1942
Casein on plywood
Emmerich Gallery. New York


Edward Hopper, Infield

1882-1967

Self-portrait, 1925-30
Oil on canvas. 25 1/16 x 20 3/8 inches
Whiteny Museum of American Art. New York


Frida Kahlo, Pitcher

1907-1954

Self-portrait with necklace, 1933


Olof Krans, Outfield

*

Self-portrait


Emile Lahner, Outfield

1893-1980

Self-portrait


Kasimir Malevich, Infield

1878-1935

Self-portrait, 1933
Oil on canvas. 73 x 66 cm
State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg


Juan Miro, Shortstop

1893-1983

Self-portrait, 1919
73 x 60 cm
Musee Picasso. Paris


Edvard Munch, Pitcher

1863-1944

Self-portrait in Hell, 1903


Claes Oldenburg, Leftfield

born 1929

Symbolic Self-portrait with Equals, 1969
Pencil, crayon, spray enamel, watercolor, collage on paper. 11 x 8 1/4 inches
Stockholm


Pablo Picasso, Pitcher

1881-1973

Self-portrait Facing Death, 1972
Pencil and crayon on paper. 65.7 x 50.5 cm
Fuji Television Gallery. Tokyo


Rembrandt, Centerfield

1606-1669

Self-portrait, 1669
86 x 70.5 cm
National Gallery. London


Peter Paul Rubens, Outfield

1577-1640

Self-portrait
no other data available


Egon Schiele, Firstbase

1890-1918

Self-portrait with Black Vase, 1911
Oil on wood
Historiches Museum der Stadt. Wien/Vienna


Gabriel Stupica, Catcher/Outfield

1931-1990

Self-portrait, 1988-89



Vincent Van Gogh, Secondbase

1853-1890

Self-portrait dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888
60.5 x 49.4 cm (23 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches)
Fogg Art Museum. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.


Frederick Varley, Infield

1881-1969

Self-portrait, 1946


Hitomi Yoshida, Pitcher

born 1989

Self-portrait, 1996

Japan


Salvadore Dali, Manager

1904-1989





Clement Greenberg, Coach

1909-1994

Portrait of Greenberg by Phyllis Herfield, 1984
Tempera on wood panel
National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.


Thomas B. Hess, Coach

1920-1978

Portrait of Hess by Elaine de Kooning, 1956
Oil on Board
National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.


Harold Rosenberg, Coach

1906-1978

Portrait of Rosenberg by Elaine de Kooning, 1956
Oil on canvas
National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C.


Claude Monet, General Manager

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Monet Painting in his Floating Studio, by Manet. 1874



Tess Rose, Owner

Born 1986

Self-portrait, 1997
Pencil on paper
Private Collection


Depth Fields, Home Park

Capacity: 9,901







1997 Bhutan Vanguards Roster
URL http://www.cosmicbaseball.com/97bvr.html
Published: January 29, 1997
Email: editor@cosmicbaseball.com

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