He was The Greatest, and one of our greatest losses of 2016. See boxing legend Muhammad Ali come alive again at a new exhibit at the New York Historical Society featuring top NYC artists and photographers.
“Art of Boxing” exhibit explores Ali’s special relationship with legendary NYC sports artist LeRoy Nieman (1921-2012), including 21 vivid watercolors and on-the-spot sketches by Neiman that captured “The Champ’s” unique energy.
“I Am King of the World” features 45 intimate photographs of Ali in and out of the ring by Madison Square Garden’s award-winning in-house photographer, George Kalinsky.
Together, the complementary exhibitions offer an insider’s perspective on major moments in Ali’s career, including his legendary bouts with Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier, plus as behind-the-scenes views of his personal life.
The dual exhibit will be on view on the second floor of the Museum starting tomorrow, December 16, 2016, through March 26, 2017.
The New York Historical Society is at 77th St. and Central Park West.
Image of framed LeRoy Neiman painting of Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks courtesy of Walmart, where it is available for sale.