Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It sounds like a decision might have to do with the roster situation around him. And if that’s the case, it makes sense with the Cardinals having quite a few soon-to-be free agents on the 2016 roster.At 33 years old and as a 13-year NFL veteran, Fitzgerald first fueled speculation he’s not a lock to return next year when the Cardinals were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Saints.“I got two more games to go,” Fitzgerald said Sunday. “I will play those games as hard as I can against two division opponents and we will see what goes on this offseason. My attention is solely focused on Seattle this Saturday.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “No, I wouldn’t say that I’m contemplating it right now,” Fitzgerald said. “But I’m uncertain what I’m going to do moving forward. But I still love the game, I love the competition. I love being around the guys and competing for a championship. That’s a lot of fun to me. That’s kind of where I’m at right now. I’m really just focused on these last two games.”Fitzgerald, however, is still one of the NFL’s most productive receivers. Through 14 games, he’s first with 98 receptions, the fourth-most targeted wideout in the league and is 16th in the NFL with 949 yards.Gray wondered why Fitzgerald would even consider walking away from the game with a bit left in the tank.“I don’t play for the personal accolades or catches or yards,” Fitzgerald said. “I mean, those are all wonderful footnotes at the end of the day. Jim, you know, you’ve been around sports a long time, you play to win. When you’re sitting at home, watching other teams compete for a championship that you so dearly want, it puts a bitter, bitter taste in your mouth.“You’ll know how bad I hate sitting in the box with you.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments Share Larry Fitzgerald isn’t saying he’s retiring after the 2016 season.The Cardinals receiver is also not saying he will not be retiring.Following a 48-41 loss to the New Orleans Saints and a day after he offered a somewhat vague response about whether he will return in 2017, the Arizona star offered a follow-up to Jim Gray on Westwood One Radio.Is Fitzgerald, who is under contract through 2017, contemplating retirement after this year? Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) waves during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints , Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Sotheby’s has announced the upcoming auction of a series of 49 important works from the renowned Sammlung Lenz Schönberg Collection of “Zero-Art”, assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Lenz over a period of 50 years. The sale will take place in February 2010, as part of Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Auction. The pieces include several different forms of media by a range of contemporary and post-war artists, such as Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni, Günther Uecker, Roman Opalka and Victor Vasarely, all of whom belonged to the European movement “Zero”. Combined, these works are estimated to bring in more than $19.8 million.Chairman of Contemporary Art for Sotheby’s Europe, Cheyenne Westphal, explained the works’ extraordinary value, stating, “The collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Lenz is the largest and most comprehensive group of museum-quality ‘Zero’ movement art ever to have been assembled. To be offering for sale this representative selection of works from a collection of such outstanding provenance and quality is a great privilege for Sotheby’s. We anticipate that the appearance of these works at auction early next year will further advance the international appreciation of this pivotal period of art history and generate tremendous excitement among collectors and connoisseurs of Post-War and Contemporary Art around the world.”After 50 years, Anna and Gerhard Lenz are now taking time to reflect on their vital engagement with contemporary art in Europe. Throughout their impressive half-century of investing in art, they’ve assembled a comprehensive selection of 600 works and have repeatedly exhibited them with their own funding. In total there have been thirteen museum exhibitions in cities all across Europe, including Barcelona, Frankfurt, Madrid, Munich, Moscow, Salzburg and Warsaw. Most important to Mr. and Mrs. Lenz has been to prove that these artists—50 in all—represent the same point of view while remaining independent of one another. Spiritually and effectively, they present a shared consciousness of Europe in artistic terms.Following the destruction of WWII and the ensuing defeat of fascism, a new world opened up. “Zero” embraces the vision of a brighter, more peaceful world, one that engages with the principles of monochrome and dynamism, movement and light.