New-York Historical Society opens new exhibit featuring rare artwork of boxer Muhammad Ali

Posted On Fri, December 16, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, December 16, 2016 By In Art, From Our Partners

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” is how boxing icon Muhammad Ali described his fighting style. If that sounds more poetic than you’d think of boxing or the famed heavyweight champion’s technique, prepare to see them in a new way at the New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibit. “Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman and the Art of Boxing” collects the little-known watercolors, sketches and paintings of Neiman, a New York-based artist who befriended Ali in 1962, when he was just Cassius Clay and still two years from winning his first heavyweight title.

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