This is the grave of LeRoy Neiman. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Neiman had a rough upbringing. His father walked out when he was young. His mother married and divorced and then married again. He joined the Army in World War II. Already a talented artist, when he returned, he attended the St. […]
The New-York Historical Society celebrates the late, great boxing legend Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) and explores his relationship with artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) and photographer George Kalinsky in two special exhibitions this winter. Show More Summary
The $5,000 signed Leroy Neiman painting has still not been recovered, according to WHAS-TV.
The signed portrait of the boxer by LeRoy Neiman is valued at $5,000, Louisville police said.
Do you have about $250,000 worth of paintings, prints, and sculptures by artists like Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Henri Matisse, and Leroy Neiman? Sure you do. It’s hard to find places for all that stuff, so I bet you’re probably thinking of shoving them in a trailer on the street. Some advice? Don’t. Incredibly, they may get stolen, like these did. Read more...
AS ALWAYS, LIFE IMITATES THE EARLIER, FUNNIER ERA OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Michael Dukakis: There’s my friend Leroy Neiman. Let’s go see what Leroy’s doing. [ approaches Leroy, who's painting a mural ] Hello, Leroy. That’s great. It’s great. What do you call it? Leroy Neiman: Governor, I call this “What Might Have Been”. It […]
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History will launch the celebration with a special announcement of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation?s donation of a $2.5 million endowment towards the expansion of jazz programming. Show More Summary
One captured the world of sport in bold bursts of impressionistic color and the other with the unflinching precision of a camera lens, but both LeRoy Neiman and Ernie Schworck exhibited the strength of their enduring legacies in the Heritage Auction's $7.43+ million May 15-17, 2014 Sports Collectibles Signature Auction. Show More Summary
Four vibrant and colorful paintings by the renowned American Pop artist LeRoy Neiman (1921-2012) sold for a combined $279,600 at a sale of fine American and European paintings, drawings and sculptures held May 1st by Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers, in the firm?s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford. Show More Summary
Two remarkable collections of baseballs, commemorating some of the greatest post-war moments in the game, anchor one of the largest Sports Collectibles auctions ever presented by Heritage: The Charlie McCabe Collection of LeRoy Neiman...Show More Summary
Just over 250 American and European paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures ? to include original oil paintings by Henri Le Sidaner, Frederick Carl Frieseke and LeRoy Neiman ? will come up for bid at Shannon?s Fine Art Auctioneers on Thursday, May 1st, in Shannon?s gallery located at 354 Woodmont Road in Milford, starting at 6 p.m. Show More Summary
As the Winter Games in Sochi wind to a close this week, it got us thinking about one of the great American Olympic host cities, Squaw Valley. For the January 1961 issue, Playboy sent the artist, LeRoy Neiman, to the California ski resort to capture the place's essence with his beautiful paintings. Show More Summary
Event celebrated contributions of famed artist LeRoy Neiman HARLEM, NY- The Council of Advisors of The LeRoy Neiman Art Center recently hosted its 2nd annual fundraiser, "Art Splash, Larger Than Life" that honored Muhammad Ali, Councilwoman Inez E. Show More Summary
On May 18 and 19, 2013, Clars Auction Gallery realized over $1.7 million on the exceptional fine art, furnishings, decorative art, jewelry and Asian antiques that were offered and will be recorded as the 4th largest sale in the firm?s history. Show More Summary
LeRoy Neiman, America?s favorite artist who died in 2012, had a truly extraordinary career. For decades he mingled freely with the great achievers, entertainers, and sports celebrities of our times?from Hugh Hefner and Frank Sinatra to Muhammad Ali. Show More Summary
LeRoy Neiman is dead, but goofily colorful sports paintings didn't die with him. See, look at this one here. It's a gift from the New York Mets to Larry Wayne Jones, Jr. of Atlanta, on the occasion of his impending retirement. More ...
For LeRoy and so many others, the experience of New York was an important part of what made the war a defining event. Anyone with even a passing acquaintance with LeRoy's paintings will recognize this lasting influence.
We might say of LeRoy Neiman what they say about the Rocky Mountains: He was so big, so grand, so unpredictable that he made his own weather.
I'm not qualified to tell you if LeRoy Neiman was a "serious" artist or not, but I'm glad he managed to enjoy his art for 91 years and that the rest of us were able to enjoy it as well.
The painter, who died last week at 91, played a key role in helping Hugh Hefner push his 'Playboy Philosophy' on a culture steeped in Puritan values. Without Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine and its philosophy of unfettered heterosexual hedonism through stimulation of all the senses, there would have been no LeRoy Neiman. Show More Summary