RIP, Leroy Neiman was the Jets artist very sad, his work was wonderful
Just watched an episode of Pawn Stars a couple nights ago and a guy was selling one of his seriagraphs.
Prompted me to look up Neiman as I hadn't heard about him in quite some time.
And was shocked to realize he was 91. I had no idea he was that old.
He was in a league by himself. His work is and will always be legendary.
Jets should put some of those images on the season tickets this year in rememberance of Mr. Neiman.
Love his work & met him a few times at his showings all around the SoHo art gallery row (Prince St & Mulberry St area, NYC). What a loss to the art world, but his paintings will live on.
That is a LeRoy Neiman poster in my avatar, honors the game I love and one of the many lost on 9/11.
might as well tell the story again, I got a copy of that poster on a recruiting trip to Cornell in 1978, Cornell had just won the DI Lacrosse National Championship, and their star player Eamon McEneaney (one of the all-time greats, but to me at the time just a college lax player lol) signed a copy of it for me. The poster is based on the championship game with Hopkins, and I had it hanging in my house for years until ruined in a flood. McEneaney was lost on 9/11, a great person and a legendary player.
I only met him once back in 2000 and had a great conversation with him about the Jets. He had a studio in the Columbia U. area and, on a few occasions, went to the bar my friends and I had just opened up in that neighborhood. I only saw him that one time I chatted with him.
He kindly personalized his Fx McRory's Whiskey Bar print for us as a kind gesture. Great guy, incredible artist, keen eye for depicting moments that captured the hearts of everyday people/sports fans as well as the monkeys at the art gallery.
may he R.I.P.
I can remember this guy everywhere at a ton of sporting events painting when I was growing up, have and love his work. R.I.P.
Tell me about it. Every year my cousins swear it's our last season setting up the stands until some liberal hipster comes along looking to start a petition to shut the feast down. Then all of a sudden it's "Hell No We Won't Go" & pay through the nose for the permits along with a decent donation to the church.