Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on Ludwig Belemans and their relationships with Hammer Galleries.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman concerns his thoughts on artist Ludwig Bemelmans. Both Bemelmans and Neiman were represented by Hammer Galleries. Within the writing, the artist touches on his regard for Belemans as well as presents an image of Neiman filling Belemans’ shoes, with the latter passing immediately prior to the artist’s signing with Hammer. Neiman also notes, when his work faired well commercially, the gallery offered him a Belemans’ collage, in gratitude.

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_893

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

Ludwig Bemelmans – you really hit on a figure who fit niftily into my early Manhattan remembrances (involvements).
Bemelmans was celebrated internationally. Respecting the name personality, and latent I nevertheless kept [?] suggesting and then demanding (that) my work would fit well into that pre-Christmas slot.
Hammer Galleries represented its popular Bemelmans, who for years held (highly marketable reputation) one man the last two weeks of November and the first two weeks of December. They were held as amounted to virtual sales. (Shows) as his sophisticated public stormed the galleries to purchase the world sophisticated art created by such a sophisticated artist.
When Ludwig passed (away) on the gall[ery] [?] Hammer lost no time in offering me
LeRoy Neiman as the vacancy
And (there) presenting me an original Bemelmans collage for filling his shoes sales wise. (Opportunity and) expression of
I show my appreciated for the book you thoughtfully sent fill in on our relationship

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_893.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed October 23, 2020, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/56.