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Turning the Pages: Leroy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), Sketchbook, 1951-53

Turning the Pages: Leroy Neiman (American, 1921-2012), Sketchbook, 1951-53

In this colorful sketchbook, Neiman depicted the North Avenue Beach, bordered by Chicago’s soaring skyscrapers, among other scenes. Drawn in the same year that Neiman’s friend Hugh Hefner founded Playboy magazine, the artist seemed here to capture the sort of lifestyle embodied by the magazine.

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