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    Classic Neiman work is consigned by the Walsh family

    1993 Bill Walsh as Stanford Cardinal Head Coach Original Painting by LeRoy Neiman. Students and alumni at Stanford University saw their prayers answered in 1992 when the three-time Super Bowl Champion and two-time NFL Coach of the Year made his triumphant return to the Cardinal head coaching job twenty-four years after departing for his record-setting stint as leader of the San Francisco 49ers. It was during this three-year term back on the collegiate sidelines that the Hall of Fame coach was immortalized in the bursting color palette of LeRoy Neiman, the most recognized and collectible artist ever to work in the sporting subgenre. The piece makes its hobby debut in the Platinum Night auction after two decades of display in the Walsh family home.

    The dazzling oil on board work measures 29.5x35.5" in size, with a museum-quality framing concluding the dimensions at 39x45". The thickly layered paint and daring color choices are distinctive Neiman trademarks, and we see a new trick of the artist's trade in the use of a palette knife to cut seat lines in the packed stadium grandstand. This is truly the work of an artist at the peak of this talents.

    Neiman's recent passing has served to amplify the already strong interest in his work, and prices have been rising consistently for several years now. Assuming that this trend will continue, the investment outlook for this definitive work would appear bright. Letter of provenance from the Walsh family. Third party shipping required.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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