I'm proud to say that I'm the owner of a limited edition Frankie Manning sculpture created by artist and lindy hopper Ryan Calloway. Frankie Manning was of course the "ambassador of lindy hop," a treasured dancer and an awesome human being who would have been 100 this year.
Ryan Calloway is a talented digital and analog artist, first creating this bust of Frankie Manning on computer, then creating a cast to produce the physical sculptures out of resin. Each sculpture is coated with a bronze finish that looks and feels amazing. The marble base shows off the work quite nicely, which will sit in a place of honor in the entry of my apartment.
As an added bonus a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Frankie Manning Foundation .
See more of Ryan's work on his Etsy page. The Frankie Manning sculpture is sadly no longer available for purchase.