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RIP LeRoy Neiman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    LeRoy Neiman, the American artist who became famous for his colorful portrayal of athletes and who was a regular artistic presence at major sporting events, including the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died in New York at 91, according to the Associated Press.


    For some reason I was fascinated by his paintings when I was a kid.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    RIP. Saw my first Niemans in a coffee table book about baseball I got for Christmas one year and was hooked on Neiman and baseball.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I was always fascinated by his cameos in the Rocky movies. RIP
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They had one of his paintings on Pawn Stars the other night, and noted his advanced age.

    Pretty full life.
  5. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    I had a couple of his posters from Burger King in the 70s.

    He laid the blueprint for Thomas Kinckaide or however the fuck you spell that shithead's last name.
  6. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Never saw him without being in a crumpled suit. RIP.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    He was great in Playboy, too. And The Client.
  8. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

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  9. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    According to his bio he boxed as a kid in the basement of his church and that got him hooked.
  10. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    I always loved his art. I went to his website just now to perhaps buy a poster copy of one of his pieces. 80 freaking bucks. I don't think so.
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I have this poster hanging behind the bar in my basement.


    As a longtime Playboy subscriber I am very familiar with a lot of the stuff he did there and in SI, The Ring etc.

    RIP to a guy with a distinctive mustache.
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  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Always thought his style had about 178 colors that didn't need to be there.

    I'm kind of a sucker, though, for Kinkade's stuff.
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