DescriptionLeroy Neiman Letter Group Lot. This lot contains four letters handwritten by Leroy Neiman, three of which measure 8.5" x 10.5" and one measures 8.2" x 5.3". The letters span from November 12, 1961 to April 23, 1970. Two letters have no date on them. Leroy Neiman is best known for his paintings of men at leisure and sport. Neiman is associated with Hugh Hefner, the founder of "Playboy" magazine and its clubs. Neiman painted over 100 paintings and 18 murals for "Playboy" clubs around the world. One letter in this lot is to "Hef" himself and reads, "Hef I would like emphasize in case you are not aware, and I have a hunch you haven't given this much thought, that you are a big name on the continent. People refer to you like they Brando and Sinatra like they've known you all their lives. Can't tell you how wonderful it makes me feel- sort of proud and warmly happy. No doubt the film will do nothing to interfere with this tendency. Man it's all just great." Another longer letter in the lot is to Hefner as well, and discusses some of Neiman's artwork in detail.
The letters are all in fine condition with no major flaws. All four are in plastic folders and show no signs of early acid degradation. A very fine lot from one America's most well known modern painters! Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.
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