Leroy Neiman "Thurman Munson" Limited Edition Lithograph Published 2004. Dimensions 36 x 29. Limited edition lithograph. The reproduction is a from an original oil painted by LeRoy Neiman in 1979. There are 1,979 pieces in the edition. Only the first 350 are numbered and signed by Neiman. All 1,979 pieces are hand signed by 6 Yankee team mates, Ron Guidry, Lou Piniella, Bobby Murcer, Goose Gossage, Sparky Lyle and Graig Nettles. Remembering Thurman Munson 25 years after his untimely passing, one of the greatest catchers, team captains, friends and family men. On August 2, 1979 Thurman Munson was tragically killed in a plane crash.
LeRoy Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, De Paul University, and the University of Illinois. He taught at the Art Institute of Chicago's school for ten years. Neiman moved to New York City in 1963 when he had his first one-man show at the Hammer Gallery. He then continued to portray the people and events of the world he knew best, or which intrigued him most. His best-known works are sports scenes, a reflection, he believes, of the fact that sports are universally a dominant force. He was the official artist for ABC-TV at the Olympic Games in 1972 and 1976, and at the Winter Olympics of 1980. Neiman's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Hermitage in Leningrad. Some people will pronouce his name wrong and spell it Nieman, but we know who they are talking about.
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