Growing up during the ’50s & ’60s in Oakland, Johansen inspiration derived from urban scenes that were painted on buildings. This lead him to study urban artists of the past, and to pay homage to those talented creators that most of the world will never know who they are. This lead him to create a new form of artistic interpretation called “Fusion Art”.
“Unchained Glamour” Marilyn Monroe-Acrylic Coated Mixed Media
Today he enlivens monochromatic faces of different legendary pop icons, movie stars and more with vivid colors that seem to bring life to the surface he is using. Jay continued to create figurative paintings that were difficult to distinguish from photographs. Now with the freedom to create art as he chooses gave him the energy of renewal that allows him to create art he never felt as a professional artists.
This original watercolor painting portrays “Ol’ Blue Eyes”, Frank Sinatra and his close friend Jilly Rizzo enjoying life on the set of ‘Tony Rome’ in 1967. LeRoy Neiman signed & inscribed the piece “Frank Sinatra/Jilly Rizzo/Boyd Estate Coconut Grove, Florida/Shooting for ‘Tony Rome’ May 2 ’67”. Rizzo and Sinatra were like brothers, they’ve known each other for more than 30 years. He was an integral part of Frank Sinatra’s life. Sadly to say Jilly was killed in a automobile accident just hours before his 75th birthday party that was hosted at his house. The tragic event left Sinatra devastated from the loss of his great friend. With the artistic greatness of LeRoy Neiman, their bond will live on in paint forever.
Centaur Gallery is proud to offer a highly unusual and beautiful unique oil painting of one of the most famous holes in all of golf….Augusta National’s toughest challenge, the famous Hole No. 10… ‘The Camellia’. This par four hole is considered the Master’s toughest to play. Amazingly this colorful work is a painting not a photograph! The artist is the internationally collected Jesus Bacci, one of South America’s premier landscape painters. This one of a kind oil on canvas showcases Bacci’s ability to blend colors to create rich, vibrant environments in his highly collected works. This unique work is offered at an incredibly advantageous price! This is a wonderful opportunity for a golfer to own a truly extraordinary and beautifully framed oil.
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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. Neiman’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.
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.
Serigraph – “High Stakes Blackjack – Vegas” By LeRoy Neiman
View the Centaur Gallery information page for “High Stakes Blackjack – Vegas”. You can also speak with a live Centaur Art Gallery representative about “High Stakes Blackjack – Vegas” or any other artistic work by LeRoy Neiman – (702) 737 1234
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High Stakes Blackjack – Vegas by LeRoy Neiman
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 probably one of America’s most popular artists because he was the official artist at five Olympiads. One of Neiman’s oil paintings depicted in 2008 is “High Stakes Blackjack- Vegas” displayed in Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas, NV. Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas has serigraph 190/250 numbered impression signed in pencil in the lower left hand corner by LeRoy Neiman.
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LeRoy Neiman – Serigraph Artist
LeRoy Neiman is best known for his use of striking colors and his lively scenes of sporting events and leisure activities. He interpreted the life he knew. The setting of the serigraph is a Las Vegas casino. The viewer’s attention is brought to the center table where the dealer and the many gamblers are playing the game of “21.” The gambler’s faces are expressionless to portray their “poker faces.” Neiman has a great talent for making the observer feel a part of the scene. “21” is a fast moving game. Neiman has a very sudden style about his artwork. His style helps give the observer the impression of the rick associated with the game. Some debate the scene depicted is inside the MGM Grand. You can also see many of LeRoy Neiman’s other pieces inside Centaur Art Galleries of Las Vegas are center around the lion. The MGM Grand has a lion habitat and much of its entertainment includes the lions.
Call now to speak with a live Centaur Art Gallery representative about “High Stakes Blackjack – Vegas” or any other artistic work by LeRoy Neiman – (702) 737 1234 or visit our showroom.
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