LeRoy Neiman - Stock Exchange
Color Serigraph, dated 1972
27 x 39 inches
Signed LeRoy Neiman, lower left
Very good condition with light sun bleaching.
Currently not framed. Framing + $225
Famous people, places, and cities were the most favorite subjects of LeRoy Neiman, an all-American painter. He had the knack to describe these famous images allowing their character to shine through the abundance of color and energetic lines.
“San Francisco by Day” to the series of color serigraphs showing us the essence of this West Coast metropolis - the Golden Gate bridge. It’s interesting how the artist does not actually depict the city, but its most celebrated landmark, extracting to the surface the essence and the most widely recognizable trait of the subject.
The aerial view of the gigantic bridge structure is highlighted with the brightest vermilion contrasting the cool nuances of the bay and the surrounding clouds. We can see it as a perfect summary of a bright, sunny day over the picturesque, hilly Californian city.
Even though he was most renowned as a painter, LeRoy Neiman was a passionate printmaker, while serigraphy was one of his preferred techniques. In 1996, he founded a philanthropic organization with his wife, Janet Byrne Neiman and their first donation was to Columbia University’s School of the Arts. The contribution was used to create the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, a world-renowned printmaking studio open to both Columbia students and international artists.
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