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    1968 Joe Namath Original Artwork by LeRoy Neiman. For nearly half a century, LeRoy Neiman has enjoyed the distinction of being the most famous practitioner in the sports art genre, but his recent passing has only served to intensify interest in his work, further strengthening his already red-hot market. Evidence of the iconic artist's rising stock can be found in our own Permanent Auction Archives, which features no fewer than three six-figure sales of his unmistakable impressionistic style. Absent is any sign that this trend is leveling off, a fact that has not gone unnoticed by those collectors with an eye toward investment potential.

    Though he captured all manner of sporting competition on land and sea, traveling the world in pursuit of athletic excellence, Neiman was a true New Yorker at heart and his Big Apple subjects are widely considered his most desirable. Here we encounter just such a piece, a marvelous study of the man who made Super Bowl III a game for the ages. This mixed media work on paper finds Broadway Joe just six weeks before his greatest hour. Text at lower left is in the artist's hand: "Namath after Miami game, Dec 1 68, LeRoy Neiman."

    Work measures 11x16", framed to 25x30". Fine condition.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    12th-14th Thursday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

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