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Sketchbook

A work made of opaque and transparent watercolor, graphite, brush and pen and black ink, and colored chalk on ivory wove paper, in spiral-bound sketchbook.
© 1951-53 LeRoy Neiman.

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  • A work made of opaque and transparent watercolor, graphite, brush and pen and black ink, and colored chalk on ivory wove paper, in spiral-bound sketchbook.

Date:

1951–53

Artist:

LeRoy Neiman
American, 1921-2012

About this artwork

In this colorful spread from a sketchbook, Neiman depicted the North Avenue Beach, bordered by Chicago’s soaring skyscrapers. 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

LeRoy Neiman

Title

Sketchbook

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1951–1953

Medium

Opaque and transparent watercolor, graphite, brush and pen and black ink, and colored chalk on ivory wove paper, in spiral-bound sketchbook

Dimensions

Closed: 30 × 46 × 2 cm (11 13/16 × 18 1/8 × 13/16 in.); Opened: 30 × 91.5 × 2 cm (11 13/16 × 36 1/16 × 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation

Reference Number

2015.26

Copyright

© 1951-53 LeRoy Neiman.

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