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Thread: LeRoy Neiman, 1960's Artist And Namath Historian, Dies

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    LeRoy Neiman, 1960's Artist And Namath Historian, Dies

    [IMG]http://img.spokeo.com/public/800-600/joe_namath_2007_01_15.jpg[/IMG]

    RIP

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    [IMG]http://www.doubletakeart.com/images/00400-8218_large.gif[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/89/d54cc48ec96b4659926a404617995d51/l.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://rogallery.com/_RG-Images/Neiman/Neiman-Jets-Colts.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://s3.amazonaws.com/readers/2011/02/01/joenamth1969neimanwatercolor_1.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt6akaBtk21qfoeuto1_500.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://www.doubletakeart.com/images/00400-8279_large.gif[/IMG]

    SAR I
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    RIP, Leroy Neiman was the Jets artist very sad, his work was wonderful

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    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.

    RIP.

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    RIP

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    Jets should put some of those images on the season tickets this year in rememberance of Mr. Neiman.

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    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.

    RIP LeRoy.

    :rip:

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    [QUOTE=Limolady;4497356]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.

    RIP LeRoy.

    :rip:[/QUOTE]


    My old neighborhood

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    [QUOTE=HBJETFANBOB;4497375]My old neighborhood[/QUOTE]


    You should see it now, all high end store front galleries with huge loft apartments on top. It's beyond trendy & the reason why the neighborhood snubs want to do away with the annual Feast of SanGennaro.

    :(

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    [QUOTE=Limolady;4497433]You should see it now, all high end store front galleries with huge loft apartments on top. It's beyond trendy & the reason why [B]the neighborhood snubs want to do away with the annual Feast of SanGennaro[/B].

    :([/QUOTE]
    That would be a travesty.

    But I don't think that's a "culture" you want to mess with in New York, if you know what I mean.

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    RIP,

    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.
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    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.

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    [QUOTE=Jordy;4497443]That would be a travesty. But I don't think that's a "culture" you want to mess with in New York, if you know what I mean.[/QUOTE]


    Yes I do know. My family has had food stands & game concessions in San Gennaro every year since 1971.

    ;)

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    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.

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    [QUOTE=Limolady;4497517]Yes I do know. My family has had food stands & game concessions in San Gennaro every year since 1971.

    ;)[/QUOTE]

    Ah, the feast I can remember going to that before and after 1971 with my parents, aunt, uncle and cousin. Just like Godfather 3, good times it isn't like it used to be.

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;4497762]Ah, the feast I can remember going to that before and after 1971 with my parents, aunt, uncle and cousin. Just like Godfather 3, good times it isn't like it used to be.[/QUOTE]


    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.

    ;)

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    [QUOTE=Limolady;4497799]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.

    ;)[/QUOTE]

    So long as the church is doing some good, that's what matters. I can remember playing blue light from the back of the car.

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    [QUOTE=Apache 51;4497801]So long as the church is doing some good, that's what matters. I can remember playing blue light from the back of the car.[/QUOTE]


    Yes indeed & FWIW LeRoy used to come down to the feast every year and partake in the church basement's casino nights. I have a couple of his litho's of blackjack & roulette tables. My favorites are Frank Sinatra, Joe Namath and Sly Stallone as Rocky.

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    [QUOTE=Limolady;4497821]Yes indeed & FWIW LeRoy used to come down to the feast every year and partake in the church basement's casino nights. I have a couple of his litho's of blackjack & roulette tables. My favorites are Frank Sinatra, Joe Namath and Sly Stallone as Rocky.[/QUOTE]
    Did he sign any of them?

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    [QUOTE=Owen Reed;4497353]Jets should put some of those images on the season tickets this year in rememberance of Mr. Neiman.[/QUOTE]

    Great idea, too late though. Unless.......

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