Thursday, June 9, 2016

Muhammad Ali's Artwork, Inspired by His Faith and Activism, Heads to Auction

By Sarah Cascone
Muhammad Ali, Mosque II, (1979). Courtesy of RoGallery.
"He was the most important political-cultural figure to survive the deadly tumult of the 1960s and flourish in the 1970s," Wesley Morris wrote about Muhammad Ali in the New York Times. As the world mourns the boxing legend, who died at 74 on June 3, his under-appreciated talent as a visual artist is being celebrated in an upcoming auction at New York's RoGallery. Ali is just one of celebrities whose artwork will be included in the gallery's June 15 sale of the estate of Baird Jones. [link]
Muhammad Ali, Let My People Go, (1979). Courtesy of RoGallery.