1971 Arthur Ashe Original Artwork by LeRoy Neiman. He's been called the Jackie Robinson of the tennis court, and four decades after his prime Ashe still stands as the only black man to have won a Singles Championship at Wimbledon, the US Open or the Australian Open. After contracting the HIV virus as the result of a blood transfusion, Ashe became a vocal ally in the fight against the disease, posthumously claiming the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his bravery in the fight.

    Neiman captured this tennis legend in his distinctive style as Ashe competed against Australian ace Rod Laver in the artist's hometown. Neiman's text at bottom of the colored marker artwork sets the scene: "Arthur Asche (sic), Madison Square Garden, Jan. 28, '71." The artist signs at bottom. The work on paper provides a viewable area of 10x13" and is matted and framed to a museum-quality 25x29". A marvelous piece linking two true legends of American sport. Full LOA from PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

    Guide Value or Estimate: $6,000 - up.

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