Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on moving to New York and the changing aesthetic complexion of the Upper West Side.

Description

This autobiographical note from LeRoy Neiman outlines his move to New York in 1962, from Chicago with a yearlong interlude in Paris. In the writing, the artist remarks on the changing landscape of his new neighborhood, the Upper West Side, with Lincoln Center finishing construction at his arrival.

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_1298

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

When we first moved to NYC from Paris (it was better to settle in NY from Paris—you are then international) than from Chicago which classifies you as a Chicago artist.
We moved to 1 W 67 – several blocks from the new Lincoln Center. They were putting on the finishing touches. The Chagalls, the fountain
I sketched opening nite at the MET inside and outside. Later on I sketched Leonard Bernstein rehearsing the orchestra. The young Beverly Sills at rehearsal.
Pavarotti. The great musical talents we at your elbow. Balanchine, His young dancers Le Clerque, Susan Farrell. What great subject matter.
It was like doing the jazz greats on the near North side of Chicago where I lived on Chicago Ave just off Rust in the Center of the nite life belt.
A great start in Manhattan. I was pre-sports

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1298.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/117.