Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A personal note from LeRoy Neiman on his relationship with painter Claude Monet.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman relays a personal fantasy the artist entertained about French impressionist Claude Monet. Within the document, Neiman details finding a Monet-esque figure in Paris, incorporating this character into his work. The representation transitions from likeness to caricature, to motif, eventually resulting in an epiphany of self-depiction. Neiman's intention behind this note - whether the anecdote is supposed to forge a kinship between Monet and himself, and by extension their respective work, or if the story is just simply a humorous account - is unknown.

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_2445

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

insert
Claude Monet
Along about 1960 diving in Paris I clipped photo and of a magazine probably only “Match” of a white bearded ([?]) Monetish a gent attired in black promenading with a walking stick.
Deciding it appropriate to fit a old man into a street scene I was doing at the time.
Every few years I inserted the (same) character into some painted (or other like) along the piers of Monte Carlo, (along) the beach at Cannes, up the Camps Elysee , Blv. St Germain and eve the sands of Wakikki Beach
To sneak a senior citizen like that occasionally into a composition amused me (privately) and buyers would sometimes sight him in purchasing a print my characters, [?] Claude Monet (with his white beard) painted in chivalry WITH FAILING EYESIGHT right up to her death in 1925 at age 86
which alerted the SO THAT
on my 84th Birthday in 2005 it suddenly dawned on me that in one [?] or another this OLD FART in my painting had ways subjectively been for me

Original Format

Pencil on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_2445.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed July 6, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/232.