Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on art.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman details his personal relationship with the Metropolitan (Met) Opera House at Lincoln Center. The artist moved to New York, specifically to the Upper West Side, in the 1963, three years before Wallace Harrison's design was complete. Neiman was interested in the site not only for its architectural grace but also the establishment's glamorous crowds and connection to leisure culture. The note was most likely made in preparation for the artist's memoir, All Told. 

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_2349

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

Opera INSERT
New Metropolitan Opera House tin Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opened 3 years after (our) moving to New York.
A glittering 45 million dollar gala opening ON Sept 16 1966 Parading The Diamond Brigade Rolling out a 160 foot long plush red carpet 9 ft wide. A worlds largest (opera house providing) seating 3,800 (Derrier recepticlas) (suitable for the well heeled to trod into the) 5 horses 3 GOATS AND A CAMEL ONSTAGE WITH THE CAST OF AIDE
The Dufy murals in the restaurant “The Tope of the Met” sometimes called “Dufys Tavern” SAVORING artist gaiety, flair, (and) style.
4 paintings
[…]
I did tow paintings of the occasion one of the SWEEPING crowd entering and the other ON POSE STRIKING EN GRANDE TENUE staircase and a drawing (OF A 6 Deep CHIC intermission crowd)
[…]

Original Format

Permanent marker, felt-tipped pen, and pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2439.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 28, 2021, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/231.