LeRoy Neiman: Famed Sports Artist

Leroy Neiman at De La Hoya v Vargas Weigh In
Leroy Neiman at De La Hoya v Vargas Weigh In
LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 13: Famed artist Leroy Neiman looks on during weigh-ins for the World Super Welterweight/Jr. Middleweight Championship fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on September 13, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neiman's painting of the fighters shows Oscar De La Hoya is in the background. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
LeRoy Neiman and Hugh Hefner
LeRoy Neiman and Hugh Hefner
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 25: Artist LeRoy Neiman and publisher Hugh Hefner pose in front of Neiman's Statue of Liberty painting to celebrate his new book, "LeRoy Neiman: Five Decades", in the Timothy Yarger Fine Art Gallery October 25, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
Baseball star Mark McGwire (L) stands in front of
Baseball star Mark McGwire (L) stands in front of
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Baseball star Mark McGwire (L) stands in front of one of two serigraphs painted by US painter LeRoy Neiman (R) during an unveiling 03 February at the Timothy Yarger gallery in Beverly Hills, Ca. Neiman painted McGwire's familiar swing in honor of the player's record setting 70 homerun season with the St. Louis Cardinals. AFP PHOTO/Vince BUCCI (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XXII:  Washington Redskins v Denver Broncos
Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins v Denver Broncos
SAN DIEGO - JANUARY 31: Artist LeRoy Neiman works on a sketch on the sidelines during Super Bowl XXII between the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos at Jack Murphy Stadium on January 31, 1988 in San Diego, California. The Redskins defeated the Broncos 42-10. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants v Denver Broncos
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants v Denver Broncos
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 25: Artist LeRoy Neiman stands on the sidelines during Super Bowl XXI between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos at the Rose Bowl on January 25, 1987 in Pasadena, California. The Giants won 39-20. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Two visitors walk through a room of furn
Two visitors walk through a room of furn
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Two visitors walk through a room of furnishing from the Malibu home of Cher, including in the foreground a Leroy Neiman portrait of Sonny, Cher and Chastity Bono during a public auction preview 29 September 2006 in a Los Angeles hotel. Sotheby's will auction off furniture, clothing, jewelry, art, books and more from Cher's 16,000-square-foot Malibu Italian Renaissance mansion on 03-04 October in Los Angeles. Cher told the Los Angeles Times that she is selling off much of the contents of the home so you she can redecorate in Tibetan, Moroccan, Indian and Zen style. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Sabatini retires
Sabatini retires
18 Nov 1996: Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina is presented with a painting from the artist Leroy Nieman during her retirement ceremony at the WTA Chase Tournament at Madison Square Garden, New York. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/ALLSPORT
Golden State Warriors v Philadelphia 76ers
Golden State Warriors v Philadelphia 76ers
PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 30: Leroy Neiman presents Charles Barkley with a painting during his retirement ceremony on March 30, 2001 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2001 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
100 Days to Vancouver Celebration
100 Days to Vancouver Celebration
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Artist LeRoy Nieman signs autographs at the 100 Days to Vancouver Celebration on November 4, 2009 at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USOC)
100 Days to Vancouver Celebration
100 Days to Vancouver Celebration
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Artist LeRoy Nieman signs autographs at the 100 Days to Vancouver Celebration on November 4, 2009 at the Rockefeller Center in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USOC)
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