It’s not exactly on the level of Tom Brady’s court sketch or Cristiano Ronaldo’s statue bust or Brandi Chastain’s statue bust but the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery recently unveiled a portrait of former Tennessee Titans legend Eddie George that didn’t really look like Eddie George.
I’m not sure who this is but this sure doesn’t look like Eddie George. My first thought was this was George if he was 20 years older. Social media had similar ideas and we got some unique reactions.
Eddie George got a portrait at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and they gave him the Sammy Sosa treatment…and Jerry Jones' hair. 😅😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/znIrZCVVIZ
— BigHeadBS (@BigHeadBS) July 11, 2018
— Liz (@LizInFallsCity) July 11, 2018
That portrait of Eddie George’s father is very touching.
— UNCAA (@UNCAABrand) July 12, 2018
Why is Eddie George standing next to a painting of Sammy Sosa…ah that’s supposed to be Eddie pic.twitter.com/5ZSNHsxPFU
— Austin Stanley (@AustinStanley81) July 12, 2018
— Ray McKigney ⚪ (@Ray_McKigney) July 11, 2018
Mystery solved, the future Eddie George is Santiago, the old Cuban fisherman that Hemingway wrote about, artist is now working on a portrait of the giant marlin.
— Todd Humes (@HumesTodd) July 11, 2018
He painted Paul Anka instead of Eddie George!
— Keenan Slusher (@Keenan_Slusher) July 11, 2018
Eddie George and a portrait of Gus Fring https://t.co/TS1W6kUpKu
— Slim (@SlimBarrett) July 11, 2018
— AJeray4TN (@AJeray4TN) July 11, 2018
The portrait was done by renowned artist Everett Raymond Kinstler and looking through his history, the man has some credentials. Kinstler painted portraits of thousands of top people for over 60 years including eight U.S. Presidents. So it’s clear that Mr. Kinstler is certainly more qualified to paint Eddie George’s portrait than I am. But this seems a rare miss.