Daily Quotable: Dandy LeRoy Neiman


“Neiman was a first-class gadfly, a bundle of dandyish affectations. He wore eggshell-white suits and wingtip shoes, smoked long, thin cigars, and grew a mustache similar to that of his mentor, Salvador Dali (though Neiman once said it was inspired by Clark Gable). He cultivated his image as much as, if not more than, his art. “LeRoy has style,” one publisher told writer Pat Jordan in 1975. “He has some beautiful suits. Still, I don’t think he’s put his soul into a painting in 10 years.”

– Michael Weinreb at Grantland on the artist LeRoy Neiman, who passed away this week at the age of 91.

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