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Serigraph Artwork “Celebrating 100 years of Neon” By LeRoy Neimen ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas has the largest exhibit of LeRoy Neiman’s artwork on display. LeRoy Neiman was an American artist who lived between 1921 and 2012. He is known for his use of sriking colors, and is well known for paintings of leisure life and athletic competitions such as the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, championship boxing, PGA ant the Masters golf tournament, entertainment, and gambling to name a few. Neimen’s “Celebrating 100 years of Neon” produced in 2005 was commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority through Centaur Art Galleries. “Celebrating 100 years of Neon” is a plate-signed serigraph with a total edition size of 500, of which 250 are hand-signed.


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The screen print is a collage of typical scenes you will see in Las Vegas, the show girl and the cowboy and you can’t forget about the gambling. At the top of the serigraph is the well-know “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada” sign. Above the sign reads 100 YEARS 1905 – 2005. The name Neimen gave the painting, “Celebrating 100 years of Neon,” is interesting. On May 15, 1905, Las Vegas was officially founded a city. In Las Vegas, we have the Neon Museum. The Neon Museum is where all of the old Las Vegas signage goes to retire. The museum didn’t officially open until October 27, 2012, but the point giving the background to the museum is Las Vegas is known for its neon lights. You can also see many of LeRoy Neiman’s other brilliant pieces inside Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas.

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“The Doctor” by James Whistler Available ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

“The Doctor” etching by James Whistler at Centaur Art Galleries

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The Doctor – James Whistler Lithograph

“The Doctor” by James Whistler is just one of the thought provoking pieces of art on display at Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas, NV. “The Doctor” is a full body portrait of Whistler’s brother who used his skill as a surgeon during the American Civil War and after in London and Paris. Whistler uses what he knows as inspiration. This is what makes his work so personal and intimate. James Whistler was one of the great artists seen during the nineteenth century though “The Doctor” is one of Whistler’s later lithographs. He loved music as well as art. “The Doctor” was etched in recognition of his brother coming to his residence in Paris to see his sick wife. He has a great reputation as an etcher. Much of his work is of family portraits. Whistler uses much detail in his brother’s face, but his use of lines and shading is exquisite. There are no colors except black in his etchings to imply harmony. Lines are more important than color and black is the fundamental are two principles he believed true. Black was also one of the first colors used by artists. During the 18th and 19th centuries, black was a dominant color in fashion. Paris became the fashion capital of the world. Lines are just a piece of music just as the lines he uses are only pieces of his art. They are only pieces of a whole.

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“Noble Purity – Mona Lisa” – by Mark Lewis – Available at Centaur Art Gallery (SOLD) ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

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Purchase “Noble Purity – Mona Lisa” from Centaur Art Gallery (SOLD)

Noble Purity- Mona Lisa by Mark Lewis can be seen inside Centaur Art Galleries in Las Vegas Nevada. Many of Lewis’ pieces are on display their as well. “Noble Purity- Mona Lisa” is a mixed media painting. Mixed media is a combination of fine art with digital media. The subject of “Noble Purity – Mona Lisa” is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa is one of the best known pieces of artwork in the world. Noble refers to a distinguished person. In the 1500’s, high status was usually a prerequisite for having a portrait produced. Purity can refer to the paintings subject as being simple. The woman in the portrait was wearing nothing extraordinary, and the background seems realistic; it is that of the countryside. Lewis tends to focus on different genres. Art is his way of documenting what he sees to be important. Mixed media offers much self-expression to the artist. The artist can achieve many effects with mixed media as well. Lewis began his career as a photographer only after serving his country in the United States Navy. Photography was only just the beginning, he dabbled in all the fine arts eventually. “Noble Purity- Mona Lisa” is a collage of different pieces of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. Many of Lewis’ concepts were shaped around the idea of technology. His style uses a very particular technique. Lewis’ talent creates inspiration. Mark Lewis is one of the many contemporary artists Centaur Art Galleries in Las Vegas exhibits.

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“Tamar the Daughter-in-Law of Judas” Lithograph – Available at Centaur Art Gallery ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

“Tamar the Daughter-in-law of Judas” by Marc Chagall

View more information about Marc Chagall’s “Tamar the Daughter-in-Law of Judas” famous lithograph here. You can also speak with a Centaur Gallery representative by phone during normal business hours – (702) 737 1234

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Tamar the Daughter-in-Law of Judas – Lithograph By Marc Chagall

“Tamar the Daughter-in-law of Judas” is just one of many of Marc Chagall’s original lithographs that can be seen at Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas, Nevada. Chagall created this color lithograph in 1960. He was born in 1887 and was a Russian-French artist until 1985. He was probably one of the first European modernists to be seen. Chagall never forgot his Jewish culture either. His Jewish background probably inspired much of his work. Art tells a story; it is history. A picture is worth a million words. Chagall was asked to illustrate the Old Testament; therefore; he traveled to Palestine. He wanted to experience the “Holy Land” as it is sometimes referred to as for himself to give him inspiration for his work. “Tamar the Daughter-in-law of Judas” wasn’t an illustration used in the Old Testament, so it was probably for himself. To remind himself of his background. To be proud of it. Later in life, he was not a practicing Jew, but he did consider himself always a Christian.

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Marc Chagall Photo Courtesy of: Russiapedia

The story of Tamar and Judas can be read in the Book of Genesis. In this piece, Chagall didn’t decide to use many colors in this piece: red and black. I don’t think this painting requires much color. Red is primary which seems fitting because it is bold. From the story, we can see Tamar’s personality as bold. Chagall’s choice of red captures the viewer’s attention. Red also invokes much emotion. A biblical scene should evoke such emotion. Many of Marc Chagall’s paintings can be found at Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas. All of Chagall’s paintings have a story behind them and a very real to the artist himself.

Marc Chagall portrait courtesy of Russiapedia – http://russiapedia.rt.com/prominent-russians/art/marc-chagall/

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