Original New York City Drawing, Ink on paper , laid down on board, Dated 1954, 20" x 24" unframed, 28" x 34" framed.
1954 New York City - The dawn of post WWII America, the beginning of Neiman becoming Neiman. This india ink drawing illustrates LeRoy’s promise and prowess to become the documentarian of the second half of the 20th Century. Before the launch of Playboy. Neiman signature style captures the sense of energy and bustling activity of this epicenter of NYC !Take a close look at the image and the brands, the titans of Industry and entertainment:
Chevrolet, Canadian Club, Coca Cola, Budweiser, TWA, Camel Cigarettes, Capital Records, Gone with the Wind on the theater marquis, Sammy Kaye , performing at Hotel Astor.
What a wonderful work of original art by the chronicler of the good life in his time - LeRoy Neiman and the greatest city in the world.
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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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