Large Leroy Neiman O/B Painting, Dinner Party
Winning Bid: $65,000
Large Leroy Neiman O/B Painting, Dinner Party:
Large LeRoy Neiman (New York/Illinois/Minnesota, 1921-2012) abstract oil on board painting, “Dinner Party,” depicting men and women in formal attire gathered around a banquet table laden with wine bottles and glasses, illuminated by a crystal chandelier. Signed and dated “Leroy Neiman ’65” lower right. Remnants of an old gallery label en verso. Newspaper clipping depicting Neiman affixed en verso of frame. Housed in a carved giltwood frame with an off-white velvet liner. Sight: 35 1/2″ H x 47 1/2″ W. Framed: 44″ H x 56″ W. Biography: “LeRoy Neiman was described as the most popular living painter in America during his lifetime. While strikingly original, his work reflected the varied influences of Toulouse-Lautrec, Dufy, the New York Social Realists, and the Abstract Expressionists. Probably best known as a portrayer of sporting and social events, he virtually invented the modern genre of sports art and remained its most accomplished and acclaimed practitioner until his death in 2012.” (Adapted from the LeRoy Neiman papers, 1938-2005, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian).
The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Overall very good condition with scattered areas of craquelure, largest 3″ x 1 1/2″, primarily to center of board.