Note on Art

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Title

Note on Art

Subject

A note from LeRoy Neiman on artistic references.

Description

This note from LeRoy Neiman provides an extensive but in no way complete list of artistic references for the artist. Although the document lacks consistency, there is a general, overarching logic to the catalogue. The list is roughly divided into four sections: (1) short fiction inspirations, (2) narrative, group paintings depicting labor and leisure, (3) a continuation of narrative works which bleeds into Abstract Expressionism, and (4) Neiman’s “favorites” in terms of artists. This document then not only illustrates the range and breadth of the artist’s own artistic influences but it also evinces the egalitarian, if not nondiscriminatory, attitude with which he approached and evaluated artwork more generally.

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.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

LN_Notes_986_01; LN_Notes_986_02

Coverage

New York (N.Y.) New York

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

SHEL
DE MAUPASSANT
Short stories
Fitzgerald

Writers, ’20s Short stories
Peter Arno—(the) inebriated[,] social criticism[,] nite clubs—taxis NY
Jules [?] Cabarets
Charels Demuth Bars-Clubs-Vaudeville[,] PURPLE PUP[,] GOLDEN SWAN
Robert Delaunay (’20s)
(Blacks)
Archibald Motley NITE LIFE[,] BLUES, TEA PARTY[,] CAFES
Romare Bearden JAZZ—CLUBS
Jacob Lawrence WORKERS—CARPENTERS
CONSTRUCTION BUILDERS
(English)
Draftsman
Thomas Rowlandson GAMBLING[,] CAROUSING
Hogarth HARLOT[,] RAKE
LAUTREC SHRIMP GIRL[,] CIRUCS—NITE LIFE—

VAN OSTADT INNS TAVERNS
RAUCUS
CONSTANTINE GUYS ELEGANT SOCIAL
FORMAL SCENES
MILITARY
POUSSIN 1544-1665 Revels
TITAN
OUDRY
FRAGONARD
Andy—DeKooning—Diebenkorn
ALBERS GORKY POLLOCKS PAINT (TRUCKS) /

favorites
Van Dongen
Dufy
Motley
Arno
Demuth
DeKooning
Gorky

Original Format

Felt-tipped pen, pen, and maker on paper.

Files

LN_Notes_986_01.jpg
LN_Notes_986_02.jpg

Citation

LeRoy Neiman, “Note on Art,” LeRoy Neiman Foundation, accessed June 25, 2024, https://leroyneimanfoundation.omeka.net/items/show/80.