Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on his childhood in Saint Paul.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman gives a brief description of the cultural fabric of his Midwestern childhood. The record touches on baked-goods, dress for Depression Era unemployment, and boxing. The document was made in preparation for the artist’s memoir, All Told, and is one of many on the artist’s early life. 

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.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_1674

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Kid – St. Paul
There was no such thing as the basketball dunk when I was a kid but all my Swedish relatives could dunk a donut. or drunk rusts
Against the backdrop of the depression unemployed white collar or career professionals (sales people, door to door insurance money collectors, etc.) (all) in our neighborhood never lost their identity as the upper (crust of our environs)
Their footwear worn and resoled but highly polished. Their shirt collars frayed but clean and starched with the maintained hands of a gentleman as in contrast to the calloused blue-collar member of our family
Radio But NO T.V.
BOXING Billie Miske – Billy Miske Jr.
St. Paul Marvin Wasson, Billy Light, My Sullivan, The Gibbons Mioke, Tommy, Jack, (Harvy Woods) Don Swenson, Emmette Weller, (outside regions) Jackie Graves, Everette Rightmier, Chas Retzlaff, Art Lasky

Original Format

Pencil and blue ballpoint pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1674.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed September 24, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/148.