Pedro Martinez To Hang In The Smithsonian, Thanks To Peter Gammons

This 57 x 21 oil painting of Pedro Martinez, completed in 2000, will be installed in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery tomorrow. If they've got aesthetic, they'll put it across from the Carlton Fisk portrait already in their collection.

"El Orgullo y la Determinacion" will hang in the "recent acquisitions" gallery, and we're sure it will be very popular, but what grabs our attention is the donor. Does anyone else find it weird that Peter Gammons once paid $35,000 for a large oil painting of Pedro Martinez? That's not healthy, right?

National Portrait Gallery Presents Portrait of Pedro Martinez [Smithsonian]