Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on artistic reference, specifically sports.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides a brief list of sports which interested the artist, including boxing, football, baseball, and golf. Although the record is abridged both with regards to subject matter as well as description of said subjects, it gives some insight into the events Neiman recorded via sketch and painting. The record itself in an excerpt from a larger piece on artistic reference.

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_1774_01

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

[1C. BOXING/ You can't hit a moving target. / Georges CARPENTIER: french boxer, lightheavy champion, also called "The Orchid Man". When he retired, became a fashionable restauranteur. / Mohammad ALI introduced waiters at a dinner. / Ali's father drawing Atlanta story - drawing contest in Atlanta. Roadwork Ali for Leston. - Golf course. / Ali's Comment to Neiman: " You is the Heavyweight Artist Champ" / At the Ali-Norton fight at Yankee Stadium, Ken Norton climbing steps to the ring, looks down at me and says, "Must be a big fight, LeRoy's here". / Bobby CZYZ: "When you see me have my nose done, it means I've retired". / 1D. FOOTBALL / Occasionally, on freezing days, Neiman drew with gloves on at football games. / 1E. BASEBALL / Goose GOSSAGE could not pitch for several weeks because he injured his finger eating lobstercraw. / Manney MOTTA lent his jacket to Linda on a chilly night in Los Angeles, there were rosary beads in each pocket. / Casey STENGLE drawing fans... "You draw pictures, I draw fans". First remark made by Casey when I woke him up in the dugout 20 minutes before game time with Ron Swaboda and Ed Kranpool at Shea Stadium. / Next remark is at the World Series in 19 __ . Casey had the ruggers' holeback in the Press Hospitality Suite so he could demonstrate how to slide into base. / At times Neiman sketches with reducing glasses or binoculars, behind the batting cage. / 1F. GOLF / Rich man referring to "Big Thunder my driver" (when asking to autograph book). It proved not to be his chauffeur, but his golf club. "To 'Big Thunder', My driver" - LeRoy Neiman. / Jack NICHLAUS (golf champion) - the Nicklausses = a german family. Also the name of Hoffman's friend in his Tales (see 114D. BARS & RESTAURANTS).]

Original Format

Typewritten on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_1774_01.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed November 27, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/161.