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. 

This document itself provides a list of pieces and forms of work engaging public space. And the collection is geographically diffuse, touching on Egypt, New York, Italy, and Mexico. The record also mentions Neiman’s own experience painting a mural at the Donut Dugout while stationed in Eupen, Belgium during WWII, as well as another at Sportsman’s Park in Saint Louis. 

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.

Relation

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_2025

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Egypt Lincoln Center
Murals
Façade
Require broad vision
Pictorial schemes
must see in large
stylized imagry
(Tuscany – Giotto Michelangelo Leonardo [?], Mexico Rivera [?] Palational National MEXICO FINE ARTS mural)
Tuscany painters covered Vatican walls
Painted a mural in Eupen Belgium in a do-nut dugout – a title mural at Sportsman Park in Chicago race track Couple in Playboy Clubs.
SS. PATRICIA NORWAY
To exalt, decorate, please the eye, bring joy into the heart, satisfy services.
Small cartoons are grappled up.
blown up. Not pounced or pricked cartoons
BUSKERS

Original Format

Pen, pencil, and permanent marker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2025.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed April 22, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/188.