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1977 Muhammad Ali & LeRoy Neiman Signed Poster - Full JSA

Lot Number 1278

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This limited edition dual-signed poster is evidence of a unique relationship that has spanned nearly half a century and produced images, both mental and physical, of unparalleled greatness in both sport and art. Revered in their respective endeavors, Muhammad Ali and LeRoy Neiman were bound to cross paths as they reigned supreme and defined the very crafts that brought them acclaim. And on May 19, 1962, their first of countless meetings took place. Appropriately, the site was a dressing room at New York's St. Nicholas Arena, a far less glamorous venue that was most fitting for performers of up-and-coming status. There, Neiman sketched his outspoken subject in the minutes before he disposed of Billy Daniels to up his professional record to 14-0. And so began a bond in which the artist captured the fighter in a manner as unique as Ali's talents and simultaneously, the famed pugilist embraced art for both its beauty and as a hands-on hobby. Composed on posterboard, the 26x38 limited edition print (#44/150) has the ("8") signatures of Ali and Neiman and was composed in 1977. Full photo LOA from JSA.

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