James Rizzi’s “A Fun Time To Be A Fan” depicts a most cheerful football match, teams consisting of men and women alike, myriads of footballs flying through the air, and viewers being shown in an utterly delightful mood. This artwork is as recognizably Rizzi as any artwork can get.
James Rizzi (1950-2011) became most famous for his 3D artwork and paper sculptures, especially for the large, elaborate prints and cityscapes teeming with people, cars, animals, etc. His delight in elaborate detail created a true art brand and a veritable trademark style. Rizzi is famed for his playful and childlike forms and bright colors, by which he acquired a large international following across all age groups and classes. Another claim to fame came through the application of his distinctive style to a large variety of everyday objects - from Rizzi stamps to the Rizzi house, from Rizzi puzzles to the Rizzi jet plane, from Rizzi chinaware to Rizzi cars and trains. Throughout his life, Rizzi contributed to a number of charities, the well-being of children being particularly close to his heart.