Renowned Artist Richard T. Slone Has Unveiled His Latest Painting. Official artwork of Joel Casamayor fighting Juan Manuel Marquez unveiled days before their upcoming fight.
Las Vegas (Sep 10, 2008) – Multi-award winning artist Richard T. Slone has unveiled his latest work of art, a pre-fight action painting of boxing stars Joel Casamayor and Juan Manuel Marquez.
The acrylic on board masterpiece is 18 inches by 24 inches and has masterfully depicts two of the most respected boxers of their era. Casamayor vs. Marquez are painted in full action prior to their upcoming world championship fight which will be held Saturday September 13th, 2008 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
An exclusive edition of museum quality fine art prints has been released. Although this is one of the smallest edition’s Slone has ever produced and is expected to become a highly sought after piece of art.
Slone’s medley of colors and captured expression brings this image to life. The angle created by Slone brings new perspective to the battle, placing the viewer inside the ring for what is anticipated to be one of the year’s best fights. Slone’s choice of lines and color make this a bold statement and serve as a clear reminder why Slone was nominated for 2008 Sports Artist of the Year.
“This fight is a fans fight, anyone who follows boxing knows how important and exciting this fight will be. It’s my first time painting either fighter and the time is now right” said Slone, who’s artwork is becoming a staple at high profile fights. Collectors of his art range from celebrity clients and high-roller gamblers, to college kids who collect Slone designed apparel. Slone is best known for his vividly colored images that capture detailed expression and motion. Considered to be a leader in the new generation of sports artists Slone follows a long tradition of artist’s who have painting boxing such as George Bellows, Thomas Eakins and in more recent decades, LeRoy Neiman.
Limited Edition ‘Casamayor vs. Marquez’ artwork is available for sale during the events at MGM Grand or you can reserve/order online, to inquire about purchasing Slone’s artwork please contact [email protected]
Richard T. Slone has been hailed by the media as the next great artist. His work is widely collected by art collectors and high-society. Owners of his originals include Donald Trump, Nelson Mandela, Hugh Hefner and Muhammad Ali. He is the official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, an official artist of the UFC and at only 34 years of age is one of the most accomplished emerging artist’s in the world. Earlier this year the National Geographic came to an agreement to publish his work over the next ten years. He is nominated for Sports Artist of the Year 2008.
In Casamayor vs. Marquez, Slone has captured two of the world’s most respected fighters. Casamayor vs. Marquez will be an essential element in any Slone collection.