Original Muhammad Ali, Folk Arts Theater Manila | Neiman, LeRoy
Muhammad Ali, Folk Arts Theater Manila, Original Mixed Media Watercolor on Paper, Created in 1975, Signed by Neiman, Approximately 11 x 14 unframed. Additional inscriptions include: "Ali", "Folk Art Theater Manila", Sept 1975", "Punching Mexican Bag", "Pat Paterson security." This work is listed on page 188 of LeRoy Neiman's Book - Winners: My 30 years in sports.
LeRoy Neiman gives us a behind the scenes look before the legendary match up between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Here Ali is training just days before the match in which he defeats Frazier in the 15th round. One can see the power and athleticism of Ali as he conditions for the colossal bout.
About The Artist: Neiman, LeRoy
1921 - 2012
LeRoy Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, De Paul University, and the University of Illinois. He taught at the Art Institute of Chicago's school for ten years. Neiman moved to New York City in 1963 when he had his first one-man show at the Hammer Gallery. He then continued to portray the people and events of the world he knew best, or which intrigued him most. His best-known works are sports scenes, a reflection, he believes, of the fact that sports are universally a dominant force. He was the official artist for ABC-TV at the Olympic Games in 1972 and 1976, and at the Winter Olympics of 1980. Neiman's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Hermitage in Leningrad. Some people will pronouce his name wrong and spell it Nieman, but we know who they are talking about.
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