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The Artist – LeRoy Neiman
- Limited edition of 235 (235 numbered impressions; 47AP, 8PP)
- Signed with pencil “LeRoy Neiman”
- Numbered from 1/235 to 235/235
The self-portrait image in this limited edition serigraph first appeared on the cover of the artist’s monumental 2003 book, Five Decades, a retrospective of 50 years of paintings, published by Harry N. Abrams. Featuring the artist’s trademark moustache and cigar, the portrait is set against a classic Neiman background, an elegantly haphazard abstract color field. Foremost are the artist’s eyes – clear, penetrating, watchful, sharp, discerning and canny.
Neiman has always maintained the value of outward appearances in mirroring a subject’s inner thoughts or feelings. So too with his self-portrait. Here, the look and expression reveal the spirit of the artist, and his voluminous representations of the life he observes and partakes in.
The Artist – LeRoy Neiman is published as a suite together with a deluxe, limited edition of The Prints of LeRoy Neiman, 1991–2000 the third volume of his catalogue raisonné. Leather-bound, individually numbered and signed by the artist, this 212-page volume contains lavish reproductions of 82 serigraphs and 5 etchings, along with photographs of the artist in various settings and events as well as in the company of many of the well-known subjects of his paintings. The book also includes an invaluable resource for collectors and galleries, the Comprehensive Index of Graphics. This two-part index that compiles all of the artist’s work from all three volumes of his catalogue raisonné spanning more than 30 years of printmaking, making it the definitive record of every image published by Neiman, with titles, media, date, image size and edition size.
Combining an intimate portrait of the artist with the definitive catalogue raisonné, The Artist – LeRoy Neiman will be an essential element in every Neimancollection.Price Legend