Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture Published 1987. 350 pieces signed and numbered by LeRoy Neiman. Dimensions are 14H x 8W x 6D.
Neiman has produced in form what he considers to be two of the most prominent characteristics of successful people: VIGILANCE and DEFIANCE. The capacity to be aware and attentive to ones surrounding and the ability and bravery to stand for what one believes are characteristics Neiman as illustrated in these two very powerful and brilliant sculptures. This noble bronze portrays the sleek and savage panther. Relaxed yet watchful and ever alert to danger, the powerful cat reveals Neiman's striking facility for anatomical structure. Muscles rippling under the hide, the half snarl of the jaw, the paw hanging limp but with claws not entirely sheathed. More than incredible sculptures by one of America's greatest artists, these precious pieces of art speak to the qualities which must be constant companions of all who are successful in life. . LeRoy Neiman's Vigilant and Defiant sculptures are two of only five sculptures Neiman had produced in his career spanning over 50 years.
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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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