The commissioned artworks of Brett Favre are masterpieces of art and culture, that not only show his love for art but documents his epic time with The Green Bay Packers.
Brett Favre is a true legend and was nicknamed, "The Gunslinger" for his fast, hard, precise football passes that flew through the air like bullets, and with the force of one when caught. He is the XXXI Super Bowl Championship winner, three-time MVP, had 11 playoff appearances, seven division titles, four NFC Championship Games, an NFL and Packer Hall of Famer, who set numerous NFL and Green Bay Packer records throughout his career.
Brett Favre along with the Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort, founded and owned the Brett Favre Steak House, located in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The restaurants were a hub of celebrity activity of not just sports, but music, movies, and the rich and famous.
During his career with the Green Bay Packers, Mr. Favre commissioned numerous iconic paintings of himself setting records, milestones, other legends, and teammates of the Packers. The works were commissioned by him, for his restaurant adjacent to Lambeau Field. It gave all the fans and the public a chance to intersect with him and be close to the subjects of these paintings. They are a document of his sports and cultural history with the Packers and Wisconsin. He worked almost exclusively with famed international painter, James Hartel. His work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries. His commissions include Brett Favre, Dick Monfort, Reggie White, The Bradley Center, Ariana Grande, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow along with hundreds of others. He is in numerous private and corporate collections.
The work is interesting because it represents and was created from a moment when Brett Favre, was one of the most beloved members of the Green Bay Packers. They were done on almost a heroic scale. The pieces are a unique blending of a painterly approach that mimics a photographic representation, with almost a nostalgic grand view of Favre and the team.
Mr. Favre and his wife Deanna encouraged the arts and youth development in the area. They both were involved in the arts and youth development. They started the Favre 4 Hope Foundation, Brett Favre Fourward Foundation & Deanna Favre Hope Foundation, giving financial assistance to the undeserved and disabled children and breast cancer patients, in Wisconsin and Mississippi. Through the Boys and Girls club there was a program for young artists to paint the number "4", Brett Favres' number. The paintings were submitted to Mr. and Mrs. Favre, and the best were chosen for exhibition in the restaurant. The young artist then had a chance to meet Mr. & Mrs. Favre and see their work exhibited.