LeRoy Neiman – Indoor Cycling – 6-Day Race, Signed Artist Proof – 1979

$890.00

This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.

This well-known 1979 Neiman serigraph features two track riders executing a hand sling, typically used in the Madison at 6-day races. Unlike the numbered series of 300, this serigraph was one of the approximately 20 Artist Proofs given to Neiman for his personal review and use.  See “A.P.” in lower left on the signature line. This vibrant serigraph was hand signed by LeRoy Neiman.

One of LeRoy Neiman’s first forays into art was creating posters for local merchants at a young age to advertise their store sales. Later, as an established artist, he often made posters to commemorate and promote special sporting and cultural events. Neiman’s posters remain a tribute to his vibrant work and life.

Neiman painted every type of sporting event during his lifetime, with his influence earning him the title of “Father of Contemporary Sport Art.” As the official artist of five Olympics, his art reached millions of people via al fresco paintings of the competitions. His comprehensive coverage of other sporting events includes the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, championship boxing, PGA and The Masters golf tournament, and the Tour de France.

Artist: Leroy Neiman

Year: 1979

Medium: Serigraph on Paper

Size: 14.75  x 14 in. / 37.5  x 35.5 cm – Acutal art + signature. Including the margin area, the overall dimensions are lareger.

Edition Size: Numbered Edition of 300. A/P (artists proof) while unnumbered, are approximately 20.

Condition: Toning in the upper right corner margin. The margins are often covered with mats when the piece is framed.

This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.

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Description

Vintage posters are the original form of advertising. These posters, made to advertise products, were never intended to last; they were hung outdoors, rained on, and eventually torn down or covered up. The early process of stone lithography created beautiful images, but quantities were small; generally, only 2,000 to 3,000 were printed. The examples that have survived are those that were not displayed; they are the extras that didn’t get used.

By the 1950s, posters were being printed using processes much more technologically advanced than labor-intensive stone lithography. Modern Era Posters are crisp, vibrant, and capture the riders at the perfect moment in time. Official race posters have bold color schemes that jump off the wall. From its roots in the second half of the 1800s, contemporary posters continue to tell the ever-evolving story of cycling.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review the photos carefully to determine condition.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs