Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman made in preparation for his Busker Alley mural at the St. James theatre in 1995.

Description

This note was of a few from LeRoy Neiman made in preparation for his prospective mural at the St. James Theatre. The venue, which was set to host Busker Alley, invited the artist to paint the facade of the building in lieu of a billboard. That said, the broadway show was cancelled before its premier at the theater. Neiman’s mural was eventually painted over.

The document itself is brief or speech the artist had made for the unveiling. The statement draws on items cited in the related records.

Creator

LeRoy Neiman

Source

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Publisher

LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Date

1995

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_2023

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

ONLY IN NEW YORK
ONLY ON BROADWAY
(I’VE SIGNED THOUSANDS OF PRINTS-DRAWING-PAINTING 2ST TIME A BUILDING)
THIS WORK IS NOT IN THE LEAGUE WITH THE GREAT MURALISTS OF TUSCANY AND MEXICO BUT IT DOES SERVE AS A NOTICE OF THE SPRIT OF WHAT ILL TAKE PLACE ON THE STAGE INSIDE THIS THEATRE
THE GRACEFUL ELONGATED, EXTREMITITES OF TOMMY TUNE WERE AN INSPIRATION TO THIS CHALLEGE.
MOLIERE AND SHAKESPEAR [sic] WROTE PLAYS FOR THE PUBLIC.
(JUST) AS THIS PAINTING IS FOR THEATRE-GOERS AS WELL AS PASSERS-BY.
THANKS

Original Format

Marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2023.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed May 19, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/186.