Best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities, LeRoy Neiman is probably the most popular living artist in the United States. The artistic style of the fabulously successful Neiman is familiar to a remarkably broad spectrum of Americans –“rich and poor, black and white, urban and rural, educated and illiterate,” and young and old alike. He was the official artist at five Olympiads. Millions of people have watched him at work: on ABC TV coverage of the Olympics, as CBS Super bowl computer artist, and at other major competitions, televised on location with his sketchbook and drawing materials, producing split-second records and highly developed images of what he is witnessing. “Before the camera, such reportage of history and the passing scene was one of the most important functions of painters and draftsmen of all sorts. Mr. Neiman has revived an almost lost and time-honored art form,” Carl J. Weinhardt observed in the catalog for the exhibition of Neiman’s 1972 Olympics sketches, which was mounted that year by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
This print is #115 of 500. The print itself is in very good shape and looks to be signed in pencil. We do not have a coa or any way to authenticate the print. However the signature looks to be authentic and real. There looks to be no damage to the print but the boarder around the frame down at the bottom where the frame joins the boarder there looks to be some slight water damage. Again there is nothing on the print itself. Other then what I have listed here there seems to be no damage to the print, frame or the boarder of the print.