Alex Reut's painting for Winter Classic and Lokomotiv tragedy

He’s baaaaaaaack!

Alex Reut, the man behind the not-at-all-cursed Capitals/Stanley Cup painting, is here to do some good. Reut is auctioning off the work above, and he will donate the proceeds to Love for Lokomotiv.

This is a gigantic link to the auction page.

The painting is a 42″ x 39″ oil-on-canvas depicting the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins at the Winter Classic. Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and a bunch of other guys are there– all dressed in their special Winter Classic uniforms. Reut, a Russian emigre, dedicates the painting to the men and women who died in the Lokomotiv tragedy. Bidding starts at $3,000.

We talked to the Love for Lokomotiv people, and they’re cool with it. At the end of the auction, Reut will write a check to Love for Lokomotiv in the amount of the final bid (minus shipping expenses).

In the meantime, we’re gonna see if we can find some way to get this bad boy signed by some Russian players. Maybe that’ll drive up the price some. Either way, let’s thank Alex for using his art to do something good (for a change). Instead of cursing the great Washington Capitals with his craft, he has instead donated his labor to a truly worthy cause. If you can’t put in a bid for the painting, please consider buying a snazzy bracelet right from Love for Lokomotiv.

And Alex: We forgive you.

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