Clearly one of Neiman's greatest works.
A limited edition serigraph was created from this beautiful oil entitled "Elephant Nocturne." Understandably, the edition sold out very quickly and became one of Neiman's best sellers. The Elephant Nocturne oil is one of the greatest works of Neiman's career.
In the 1980 - 81 season with the Edmonton Oilers, Wayne Gretzky would run away with the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the leading scorer, as he finished with 164 points, 29 points ahead of runner-up Marcel Dionne of the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky would also win his 2nd straight Hart Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the NHL. His 164 points were an NHL record, previously held by Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins in the 1970–71 NHL season when he scored 152 points.
Portion of the proceeds go to the Peyton Manning Reading Camp.
- The large wave was inspired by a piece Sparky (Charles Schulz) produced in his own comic strip.
- The painting of the wave is constructed with an amazingly balanced compilation all of the abstract expressionist stylistic approaches Tom has used in his paintings to date.
- Surfing refers to Tom’s own participation / navigation through the waters of his teachers and hero’s. From the waters of Charles Schulz where Sparky and Tom shared a twenty year dialog in the language of black & white abstract form. To the shoulders of the mid century expressionist Tom and Sparky stood upon - France Kline and Willem De Kooning.