LeRoy Neiman "Vigilant" 1988 LE Bronze Sculpture #300/350

Publisher's List Price $10,000

  • Lot number 702808
  • Starting bid $20.00

Limited edition solid Bronze sculpture with beautiful patina of the vigilant black panther, measures approximately 16" in height (including base) and 15" at its widest part. Signed in the mold by Artist, LeRoy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012).

Leroy Neiman has produced in form what he considers to be two of the most prominent characteristics of successful people: VIGILANCE and DEFIANCE. The capacity to be aware and attentive to ones surrounding and the ability and bravery to stand for what one believes are characteristics Neiman as illustrated in these two very powerful and brilliant sculptures. Vigilant is the second work in the Neiman sculpture collection. This noble bronze Portrays the sleek and savage panther. Relaxed yet watchful and ever alert to danger the powerful cat reveals Neiman's striking facility for anatomical Structure. The muscles rippling under, Half Snarl of the jaw, the paw hanging limp but with claws not entirely sheathed. Neiman's admiration for this formidable creature is obvious in the magnificent bronze. Cunning and strong the Panther attacks only when necessary and only when he is within range of prey thus making sure he does not exhaust himself In endless pursuit. As a warrior this monarch of the wild is wise as well as brave. Incredible sculptures by one of America's greatest artists, these precious pieces of art speak to the qualities which must be constant companions of all who are successful in life. LeRoy Neiman's Vigilant and Defiant sculptures are two of only five sculptures Neiman had produced in his career spanning over 50 years.

 

Most people are unaware that Leroy Neiman created sculpture! As a gifted and accomplished sculptor he only created 5 different  sculptures that were cast in bronze.  They were released in 1987 and 1988 as the

Leroy Neiman Sculpture Collection

As one of America’s best known contemporary artists he was seen at Every Major Worldwide Event until his death in 2012. From the Bicentennial and Inaugurations to the Olympics, World Series, World Cup and Super Bowl, Neiman could be seen bringing his colorful style to these Iconic events. In 1983 he decided to put his palette down and return to sculpture. His colorful style of art often masked the brilliance of his line, as he was a brilliant draftsman. Working on these sculptures brought him back to the basic of art, line and form. With an eye as precise and accurate as Rodin he created the first of the Sculptures “Defiant” Followed later by Vigilant

Vigilant Bronze Sculpture

1988

Size: 16 x 15 x 6 in  | 41 x 38 x 15 cm

Edition: 350 - 50 Artist Proofs - 30 Hors Commerce

Foundry Signature w/ Stamp: Neiman Signed the Sculpture in the Clay

 Each Cast Bears the Signature

24 LBS

A Lifetime Cast

 

PHILANTROPHY

Leroy Neiman sponsored and supported several organizations that foster art activities for underprivileged and disabled children. These include The Leroy Neiman Center for Youth in San Francisco and the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem. He also has established facilities at various colleges for coast to coast, including the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York and the LeRoy Neiman Campus Center, at his Alma Mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The International Center on Deafness and the Arts in Rolling Meadows IL. (ICODA) is now part of this long standing philanthropic fundraising practice.

 A portion of the profits for Defiant and Vigilant Sculptures goes directly to the International Center on Deafness and the Arts in Rolling Meadows, IL.

 A Donation Letter is included for the winning bidder

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