Muhammad Ali Original Painting by Robert Simon

Sold For: $240

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 2082

Item Year: 1980

Category: Football/Basketball/Hockey/Boxing/Other Sports

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Original oil on canvas of Muhammad Ali by noted sports artist Robert Simon. Signed by the artist in the upper right corner. Simon has faithfully replicated the iconic image of Ali, dressed in a tuxedo with red rose in his lapel, that appeared on the cover of the December 23, 1974, issue of Sports Illustrated. Ali was featured on the cover in honor of his being named "Sportsman of the Year by the prestigious sports publication. The painting (24 x 30) displays light surface wear and minor crazing. Framed to total dimensions of 25.5 x 31.5 inches. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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