April 24, 2009 (Las Vegas, NV) – Multi-award winning artist Richard T. Slone has been selected as the official artist of the Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight, which takes place May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Slone, an internationally renowned artist, will exhibit his artwork at the MGM Grand during the weekend of the fight. The artist was commissioned to paint his view of the two boxing superstars doing battle and has created a spectacular painting that will serve as the official artwork of the fight.
The two fistic warriors emerge from Slone’s golden yellow hues. The artist has masterfully captured their likenesses and all the action of a super fight. The superb, powerful colors and painterly lines capture all the intensity and kinetic energy that has become Slone’s trademark – earning him international acclaim and a 2009 Sports Artist of the Year nomination.
The artwork is now released in a limited fine art edition and posters. Slone’s ‘Hatton vs. Pacquiao’ painting also graces the cover of Ring magazine’s current issue. In addition to exhibiting at the MGM Grand during fight weekend, fight fans and art collectors can catch Slone’s art year round at the Memorabilia Museum at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort were Slone has a permanent exhibit at the Museum where many of his originals and prints are sold.
Slone, the Official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, has become one to the most sought after artists of his era and has become a staple at boxing’s mega events. He was also the official artist of DeLaHoya vs. Pacquiao, Hatton vs. Malignaggi and many more of the big fights in the last decade.
Hatton vs. Pacquiao is the perfect expression of the thrill of competition that boxing and Richard T. Slone fans alike will find easily identifiable. His editions often sell out prior to the event. If you’re interested in learning more about the art we encourage you to act now to avoid disappointment, more information can be found online at www.sloneart.com
Slone’s art has become a staple at high profile events around the globe. 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, the kinetic captured in his work has brought critical acclaim. 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. 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 2009.
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