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



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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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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Limolady View Post
    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.


    My old neighborhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBJETFANBOB View Post
    My old neighborhood

    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 Originally Posted by Limolady View Post
    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.

    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 Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    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.

    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 Originally Posted by Limolady View Post
    Yes I do know. My family has had food stands & game concessions in San Gennaro every year since 1971.

    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 Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    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.

    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 Originally Posted by Limolady View Post
    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.

    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 Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    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.

    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 Originally Posted by Limolady View Post
    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.
    Did he sign any of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Owen Reed View Post
    Jets should put some of those images on the season tickets this year in rememberance of Mr. Neiman.
    Great idea, too late though. Unless.......

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