2017 started out with a wonderful show at the New York Historical Society: Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman and the Art of Boxing. This successful exhibition which ran through March 2017 celebrated one of America's greatest boxers and one of the most popular artists of the sport.
Our 2017 exhibition. In the Spotlight, will open on April 25, 2017 in both our New York and San Francisco galleries. We are very pleased to include an introductory essay in this year’s catalog by Paula Burleigh, a New York-based Art Historian. She approaches LeRoy Neiman as an artist, an observer, and ultimately –and very much of the 21st century – as the observed.
… Neiman’s work is seductive. He often pictures a life of decadence and fleeting pleasures, but not without acknowledging labor and physical exertion. In nearly all cases, Neiman’s art is about spectacle: women put their bodies on erotic display, athletes compete in public for accolades, celebrities preen for an audience, and perhaps most notably, there is Neiman’s own virtuoso performance in the role of artist.
Our new collection includes carefully-selected works from LeRoy’s personal archives, along with a fine selection of paintings acquired over the past year.