Blog Posts tagged with Muhammad Ali

Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman captures the intensity of the famed 1974 boxing match in Zaire.

Rumble in the Jungle by LeRoy Neiman

Posted: August 15, 2018 16:16 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Inspired by everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Jackson Pollock, LeRoy Neiman’s paintings possess a significance and appeal that is far-reaching. In his own words, Neiman’s objective was always “to investigate life’s social strata from the workingman to the multimillionaire.” Alive with incomparable brilliance and covering a tremendous array of subjects, Neiman, regardless of focus, had the uncanny ability to render action and emotion, unlike any American artist in the second half of the 20th century. This amazing quality is ever so apparent in his sports depictions. Neiman’s relationship...


An autographed photo of Ali announcing The Rumble in the Jungle match between he and George Foreman in 1974.

The Rumble Heard Around the World: Muhammad Ali Memorabilia

Posted: August 27, 2013 14:31 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” –Muhammad Ali Gifted athlete. Magnetic personality. A true champion. With a quick tongue and left jab to match, Muhammad Ali could dispose of an opponent even before stepping into the boxing ring. His uncanny ability to posture himself as “The People’s Champion” proved to be much more than trash-talk. With a combination of superior hand speed and constant movement in the ring, Ali captivated audiences and won some of the most famed bouts in boxing history…effectively earning the originally self-imposed title of  “The Gre...


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