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[Luxus+ Magazine] Mohammed Ali drawings up for auction

[Luxus+ Magazine] Mohammed Ali drawings up for auction

A rare collection of sketches and paintings by American boxer Muhammad Ali, who liked to draw between fights, will be auctioned by Bonhams in New York next week.

 

The collection of 24 pieces, many cartoonish and some signed, reflect Ali‘s interest in religion and social justice, but some also illustrate him in the ring.

 

First raised by his father Cassius Clay Senior, who was a professional artist, Ali continued to paint and draw informally as he grew up, eventually enrolling in art classes with sports artist LeRoy Neiman. Ali routinely drew and painted about the subjects that were closest to his heart, such as boxing, civil rights, world peace and humanitarianism.

 

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