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LeRoy Neiman

LeRoy Neiman poses in his studio in New York in 2007. (Bebeto Matthews/ Associated Press)
Neiman signs autographs at the “100 Days to Vancouver” celebration in November 2009 at Rockefeller Center in New York. He was affiliated with five Olympiads. (Chris Trotman / Getty Images)
A portrait of Sonny and Cher and their daughter, Chastity. ()
Neiman and former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath unveil a limited edition serigraph titled “Handoff -- Super Bowl III” in 2007. (Matthew Peyton / Getty Images)
Neiman smokes a cigar as he draws sketches during Super Bowl XXII in 1988 in San Diego. (George Rose / Getty Images)
Neiman at the Playboy Mansion in 1981. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner discovered the artist in 1953 when he was working as a fashion illustrator for a department store. (Los Angeles Times)
Neiman provided the cover for a Frank Sinatra album. (Capitol Records)
Neiman sketches Wayne Gretzky at a restaurant in New York after the unveiling of Neiman’s portrait of the hockey great at a New York restaurant in 1981. (Richard Sacco / Associated Press)