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LeRoy Neiman's commentary on sketching choreographer Rudolph Nureyev at the New York restaurant, Elaine's.

This brief note from LeRoy Neiman theorizes artistic process. He writes, “To (process) painting is to confirm / It’s not the destination / It’s the journey.” The remark then insinuates to find both painting and process, one must paradoxically…

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on the connection between art and play.

This note, with its poetic verse and range of refererences detailing LeRoy Neiman's interest in sports art, audience, and variable brushstrokes, is most likely an intital draft of the artist's catalogue essay for his monograph Winners: My Thrity…

This note, expanding on LeRoy Neiman's impression of spectatorship, sports art, and artistic process, is most likely a draft of the artist's catalogue essay for his monograph Winners: My Thrity Years in Sports published in 1983. The text seems ot…

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This personal note from LeRoy Neiman lists a range of the artist's references, including Armenian artist Jennie Augusta Brownscombe's Thanksgiving at Plymouth (1925). That said, it is unclear what Neiman is pointing to with the phrase, "Painting…

This note, an abridged collection of LeRoy Neiman's awards, artworks, and commissions (sports-related and otherwise), is most likely draft of the artist's CV. (The document could also be initial notes for Neiman's memoir, All Told.) Among the items…

This personal note from LeRoy Neiman expands on the anecdotal histories behind a range of commissions, including New York businessman Irving Felt purchasing a work of Madison Square Garden featuring mobster Frankie Carbo, Hollywood kingpin Darryl…

This personal note from LeRoy Neiman provides an anecdotal account of the artist's trip from Palm Springs to Oklahoma City via private jet with comedian Red Skeleton, during which the artist completed a series of drawings featuring the entertainer.…

This petite note, with its lyrical tone, discloses the more poetic valences of LeRoy Neiman's thoughts on art. Although the record's original intention is not known, the document was most likely personal in nature.
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