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This note from LeRoy Neiman relays a personal fantasy the artist entertained about French impressionist Claude Monet. Within the document, Neiman details finding a Monet-esque figure in Paris, incorporating this character into his work. The…

This note from LeRoy Neiman plays on the notions of portraiture and self-fashioning. Drawing comparisons between his own changing (or unchanging) appearance and at of Abraham Lincoln, the artist speaks to slippages between dress and consume.

This note from LeRoy Neiman interrogates the conceptual overlap of painting/staging portraits and self-fashioning. Neiman’s writing meanders from a mention of wearing a Panama hat when he was 25 to stating, “when painting a commissioned portrait the…
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