Cisero Murphy who was the 1965 National Champion in billiards, and was the first billiards player to win the world title on his first attempt. He was the first African-American to win this national championship, and he is also in the Hall of Fame.
A limited edition of 600 numbered impressions; 100AP, 18PP, 10HC, signed by the artist On a visit to fantastic Rio in 1985, the artist discovered a beautiful and exotic golf course in an extraordinary setting- at the foot of the Great Gavia Rock. Gavia is as loved by the Cariocas as Pao de Acuar (Sugerloaf) or the Corcovado (Christ statue) atop Hunchback Mountain. The neatly clipped links are carved out of a verdant profusion of tropical growth. And the towering majesty of Gavi dominates the scene, piercing the sky above the players on the green. Neiman decided to balance the composition by selecting four internationally acclaimed stars for the foreground. From left to right: Nick Faldo of Great Britan (this course was originally built by English residents who still proudly maintain the club), Spain's Seve Ballesteros (silently urging the ball toward the cup), Gerhard Langer from Germany (carefully following Ballesteros' putt), and Australian Greg Norman for "Down-Under" (tall, handsome and ramrod straight). The Carioca caddies in their traditional white overalls and sandals look on respectfully. The weather is ideal, the course tranquil and uncrowded. No tournament gallery interrupts the stillness. The artist has carefully crafted an image without extraneous subjects. We are left with the indelible impression he intended- great golf and the serenity of great Gavia.
This serigraph commemorates the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Against the backdrop of an American flag, the Minuteman stands in his fields, ready to heed the call to defend his homeland.
Neiman feels that we can often better understand modern events by looking to the past. In the Minuteman, an icon of the American Revolution, he finds an enduring symbol of American independence, strength and courage. Our nation has fought many times to preserve its liberties. The spirit of the Minuteman helped us prevail in the past and will help us now. Neiman in particular compares the Minuteman to the firemen, policemen and other civil servants who responded so bravely on 9/11. The Minuteman has that readiness that we admire so much in the people we depend on. Like him, they are ready to measure up to any emergency and give their all for the people and their country.
With gratitude to all those who responded on September 11, LeRoy Neiman presents - The Minuteman.