Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on his critical reception.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman addresses the tension between his public and critical reception. The writing opens with a statement of confusion (i.e. “My popularity with the public didn’t help these taste makers?), followed by a nod to his widening of response with travel abroad. In incompatibility, the document finishes with a punchy, jazz-inspired image. One of many notes touching on the artist’s relationship with the art establishment, the document was mostly likely made in preparation for the Neiman'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_894

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

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Text

I held an excessive regard for public taste, which brought about a flagging interest in what was stressed in the art officialdom, resulting in my being the recipient of adverse criticism or total disregard. My popularity with the public didn’t help with these taste makers?
My guest broadened as I painted in many (a variety) of time zones during the years travels from Gander to Thailand
In Paris in the ’60s You’d have your bottle of scotch or vodka shelved at your club “Regine’s” and marked the liquor level to be served brought to your table next visit, with your name attached as Parisian diners stored their serviette (napkin) at your their favored neighborhood restaurant.
Tom catting Tom Cattin’
game cocks Rooster patched up hack fights
sooty black (negro) to high yeller

Original Format

Pencil, ballpoint pen, and felt-tipped pen on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_894.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed April 22, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/57.