Muhammad Ali Original Artwork by LeRoy Neiman
LeRoy Neiman was best known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events. Neiman produced about six different serigraph subjects a year, generally priced from $3,000 to $6,000 each. Gross annual sales of new serigraphs alone top $10 million. Originals can sell for up to $500,000 for works such as "Stretch Stampede," a mammoth 1975 oil painting of the Kentucky Derby. In addition to being a renowned sports artist, Neiman has created many works from his experience on safari, including "Portrait of a Black Panther," "Portrait of the Elephant," "Resting Lion," and "Resting Tiger." Some of his other themes include sailing, cuisine, golf, boxing, horses, celebrities, famous locations, and America at play. Much of his work was done for Playboy Magazine, for which he still illustrated monthly until his death. Neiman worked in oil, enamel, watercolor, pencil drawings, pastels, serigraphy, and some lithographs and etching. Neiman is listed in Art Collector's Almanac, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World. His works have been displayed in museums, sold at auctions, and displayed in galleries and online distributors. He is considered by many to be the first major sports artist in the world. One of the subjects in boxing whom Neiman painted many times was world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. Neiman knew Ali and was friends with many people in the boxing community including boxing writer, editor and historian Bert Sugar. Offered here is an original Leroy Neiman work of the subject, Muhammad Ali, which he did in the early 1970's and presented to Bert Sugar. Neiman captures Ali posed for battle in this work he did in colored marker on canvas. Signed by Neiman. Clean and vibrant. 18" x 24." Original artworks of this quality by Leroy Neiman are rarely offered for public sale. From the personal collection of Bert Sugar.