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Leroy Neimen 1972 Baseball Suite 10 Signed Artist Proof Etchings

Leroy Neimen Baseball Suite
1972
Total: 10 Etchings
Paper Size 15 x 16 inches
Image 7½ x 8½ inches

Edition: signed and marked in pencil, “AP”

Complete set of ten limited-edition LeRoy Neiman baseball etchings from original drawings, each signed and marked AP (Artist Proof) in pencil along the lower margin by Neiman.

The initials ‘AP’ instead of a number at the bottom of an image means ‘artists’ proof’. With artists’ prints these are a necessary part of the production process, where proofs are taken until the artist is happy with the print.

This collection of etchings, known as the “Baseball Player Suite,” was issued in 1972 and is highlighted by a rendering of Mickey Mantle captured in mid swing. Neiman, whose studio was located in New York City, was a frequent visitor to Yankee Stadium in the 1960s and had many opportunities to witness Mantle in action. This collection reflects his New York bias, as a number of etchings depict generic players in pinstripes and one even captures the famed Yankee Stadium facade in the background. The ten artworks offered here are titled, respectively, “Wind Up,” “The Hit,” “The Pitch,” “Sliding Home” “Next at Bat,” “Warm Up Swings” (Mantle), “Batting Practice” “The Umps,” “Awaiting the Decision” and “The Argument.”

$17,500.00

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LeRoy Neiman was a sports artist, a chronicler of contemporary lifestyles and a creator of the action-subject. He is credited with reviving figure painting during the years of the abstract movement when the figure, and realism in general, were abandoned. Neiman paints with a technique that often starts with his own Impressionistic style and continues with a process that looks very similar to the action paintings of the Abstract Expressionists. Accident and chance seem to play significant roles in determining the final appearance of his creations. This is seen in Neimans spontaneous application of paint and color. He paints quickly to grasp moments in time. His works are held in the collections of both the Baseball and Football Halls of Fame, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Portland Museum of Art, The Hermitage Museum in Leningrad and universities throughout the United States

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Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 5 × 4 in
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AP

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Small (Up to 14")

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Leroy Neimen 1972 Baseball Suite 10 Signed Artist Proof Etchings

Leroy Neimen Baseball Suite 1972 Total: 10 Etchings Paper Size 15 x 16 inches Image 7½ x 8½ inches Edition: signed and marked in pencil, "AP" Complete set of ten limited-edition LeRoy Neiman baseball etchings from original drawings, each signed and marked AP (Artist Proof) in pencil along the lower margin by Neiman. The initials 'AP' instead of a number at the bottom of an image means 'artists' proof'. With artists' prints these are a necessary part of the production process, where proofs are taken until the artist is happy with the print. This collection of etchings, known as the "Baseball Player Suite," was issued in 1972 and is highlighted by a rendering of Mickey Mantle captured in mid swing. Neiman, whose studio was located in New York City, was a frequent visitor to Yankee Stadium in the 1960s and had many opportunities to witness Mantle in action. This collection reflects his New York bias, as a number of etchings depict generic players in pinstripes and one even captures the famed Yankee Stadium facade in the background. The ten artworks offered here are titled, respectively, "Wind Up," "The Hit," "The Pitch," "Sliding Home" "Next at Bat," "Warm Up Swings" (Mantle), "Batting Practice" "The Umps," "Awaiting the Decision" and "The Argument."

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