Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on his relationship with Hammer Galleries.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman looks at the beginnings of the artist’s relationship with Hammer Galleries. Providing a brief profiles of the three “Hammer Brothers” (Harry, Victor, and Armand), Neiman sketches a convivial, slapstick contour of the social dynamics at play. As jovial as this portrait is however, Neiman also makes a point to note the downside of these “personalities”, specifically with regards to his critical reception.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

c. 1990-2011

Contributor

LeRoy Neiman

Rights

Property of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation; please consult the organization's archivist for further details.

Relation

Notes

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_1296

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

Hammer Galleries
My loyalty to Hammer Galleries since 1960 is beginning to come clear.
The 3 Hammer brothers Harry, Victor and Armand who were all present when I joined the gallery is meaningful. Harry, the accountant, laid back, passed away first. Victor, Mr. Show-biz, humorist, man about town, with is fresh carnation in his boutonniere daily died in 19
Armand who gained notoriety during my association with the gallery developed into an international figure. Controversial, a wheeler-dealer, he was so conspicuous and his deal tactics so public (PROMOTED) by his own PRing his very move brought about savage (ATTACKS) on his character (which) have increased since he died in 19
My relationship is that tho the gallery is also neglected and criticized as a result of these personalities (VICTOR and Armand) particularly the celebrity of Armand has been more

Original Format

Pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1296.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 23, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/115.