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
The great LeRoy Neiman died yesterday. His paintings were ballsy and so was he. More »
We have a bonus post from Art Shay this week. Today Art reflects on artist LeRoy Neiman, who passed away Tuesday. Art and Neiman worked together during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. [ more › ]
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I never thought about the fabulously successful illustrator LeRoy Neiman, who died yesterday at 91. When I did think about Neiman, it was as a sort of Carnaby Street hippie-dandy who wore colorful clothes and made a lot of money. (His website says he's sold "approximately 150,000 of his silkscreen ... More »
Artist and author LeRoy Neiman has passed away. He was 91-years-old. Neiman published 15 books over the course of his life. Earlier this month, he released his memoir, All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies, and Provocateurs. Show More Summary
The popular art of the day serves to remind us that, for too many Americans, life is best served at room temperature.
Mr. Neiman painted scenes from every major sporting event on the planet and was as influential as Hugh Hefner to the look of the early Playboy magazine. [ more › ]