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LEROY NEIMAN


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Squire, Fairmont Hotel, SF (detail) - see page 64 COVER PHOTO :

Lynn Quayle


LEROY NEIMAN

2012 FRANKLIN BOWLES GALLERIES San Francisco / New York

2 At the 16th Pole (detail) - see pages 72-73

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LeRoy Neiman

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oday, when we want to know what life was like in France one hundred years ago, espe-

cially in Paris during the late-19th and early-20th

centuries, we often turn to the marvelous sketches and paintings by Lautrec, Degas, Renoir, and other major artists who captured the many facets of that unique era through their art. Similarly, in some future day when people years from now want to know what life was like in America in the late-20th and early-21st centuries, many will undoubtedly turn to the sketches and paintings of LeRoy Neiman, an artist who, perhaps beyond all others, captures in his art the many distinct facets of our time.

La Valencia, La Jolla, CA (detail) - see page 48-49

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LeRoy Neiman has always been, above all, a master draughtsman. Virtually every painting he creates, especially those depicting people, places, and events where exciting things are happening, begins with a series of deft sketches capturing human gesture, mood, spontaneity, and movement in a perfect balance of line, color, and composition. This is the essence of Neiman’s power as an artist. Its result is usually a fascinating image that gives us an inside glimpse of yet another aspect of America’s diverse and dynamic culture. Sometimes what we see is familiar, awakening a cherished memory of an event or experience we have had ourselves. Other times it is fresh and unknown to us, arousing our desire for a more thrilling way of life or for some new, untasted delight. But always, it resonates with us—it authentically reflects both our aspirations and our common experience as Americans—and we know it is true. The Gallery has spent much of the last year assembling a magnificent new collection of paintings, drawings, and graphic works by LeRoy Neiman from every part of the country and every period of a career spanning seventy years. We feel especially privileged that, thanks to our long, collaborative relationship with LeRoy, he has graciously allowed us to include in this collection an exclusive group of works on paper from his own personal archives, along with many rare and classic “Neiman’s Neiman” serigraphs from that same source. These works, and the many fine paintings in the collection, all reveal the wide diversity of subject matter and mastery of media that Neiman has demonstrated throughout his celebrated career. We invite you to join the celebration. We are truly grateful for LeRoy Neiman’s friendship and the many years of collaboration our galleries have been fortunate enough to share with him. We would also like to thank LeRoy’s wife Janet, his longtime assistant Lynn Quayle, and all the members of his staff, Steven Bond and Tara Zabor, for their hard work and dedication. Without their help, this exhibition would not have been possible.

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Palace Hotel 2001 mixed media on paper 9.5 x 13.75 in.

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André Soltner at Lutèce in New York City

Bradley Ogden at One Market Plaza in San Francisco

Wolfgang Puck at Postrio Restaurant in San Francisco

OPPOSITE

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PHOTOS :

Lynn Quyale

Chefs 1994 mixed media on print 16 x 15 in.

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San Carlo Restaurant 1978 mixed media on paper 15.5 x 12 in.

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Tour d'Argent 1962 mixed media on paper 9 x 11.5 in.

The Waiter 1996 mixed media on paper 15 x 9 in.

Balthazar, Sept 21 2001 mixed media on paper 11 x 13.75 in.

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Polo Lounge Sketch mixed media on paper 13.25 x 14.5 in.

Polo Lounge Pepper Tree 1989 mixed media on paper 13.25 x 15 in.

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Le Relais 1988 mixed media on paper 11 x 8.5 in.

Le Cirque mixed media on paper 8.5 x 10 in.

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Secret Selections, Le Cirque 1994 mixed media on paper 8.5 x 11 in.

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Diners and Servers 1994 mixed media on print 15.75 x 15 in.

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La Goulue, New York City 1976 mixed media on paper 12 x 14.75 in. Lunch at Lutèce 1982 mixed media on paper 9.75 x 13 in.

The Summit at Harrah's, Tahoe 1983 mixed media on paper 14.25 x 18.75 in.

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Dinner and Dancing mixed media on paper 22 x 30 in.

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Plage Ă  Deauville 1986 oil and acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in.

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Champagne Grapes, Le Cirque 1985 mixed media on paper 8.5 x 9 in.

Cheese Still Life 1982 mixed media on paper 14 x 17.75 in.

Chanterelle 1983 mixed media on paper 7 x 13.5 in.

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Elaine's, Orange Lights mixed media on paper 11 x 8.5 in.

Elaine's Chair 1982 mixed media on paper 11 x 7 in.

Elaine's Counter 1982 mixed media on paper 13 x 15 in.

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PHOTO :

Miami Herald

Frank Sinatra

Milton Berle

Neil Diamond, Sammy Davis, Jr. & Bob Hope

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Nat King Cole 1965 acrylic on board 48 x 36 in.

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James Brown, Vegas 2 1985 mixed media on paper 15.25 x 11 in.

Diana Ross II 1975 mixed media on paper 12 x 9.5 in.

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James Brown, Vegas 1985 mixed media on paper 15.25 x 11 in.

Harry Connick Jr. 2004 mixed media on paper 10.25 x 12.75 in.

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Revolution, London 1968 mixed media on paper 11.25 x 17 in.

Samba de Rio 1985 mixed media on paper 13 x 18 in.

La Belle Epoque, Caracas, Trinidad 1981 mixed media on paper 14.25 x 20 in.

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Salsa Group mixed media on paper 14.75 x 12 in.

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Mark McGwire: Home Run Record II 1999 oil on board 12 x 9 in.

PHOTO :

Vince Bucci

Mark McGwire: Home Run Record VIII 1999 oil on board 7.25 x 8.75 in.

Mark McGwire: Home Run Record III 1999 oil on board 9 x 11.75 in.

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Joe After the Game 1969 mixed media on paper 13 x 16 in.

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Duane Thomas 1972 mixed media on paper 15 x 12 in.

Super Bowl Celebration 1973 mixed media on paper 16 x 10.5 in.

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Russell & Walton, Dr. J & Kareem 1982-85 acrylic on board 24 x 8 in.

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Outdoor Billiards, Jamaica

mixed media on paper 16.75 x 16.5 in.

Nicklaus Looking at Sketches mixed media on paper 15.5 x 12 in.

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Annika Sorenstam 2009 mixed media on paper 10.25 x 13.75 in.

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Femlin with Leg Raised, Playboy mixed media on paper 15 x 11 in.

Femlin: Typewriter 1965 mixed media on paper 6 x 8 in.

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Charing Cross Road, Playboy Mansion L.A. 1984 mixed media on paper 16.5 x 22.25 in.

Playboy Club, London, 11am 1968 mixed media on paper 10.5 x 14 in.

Playboy Mansion L.A. mixed media on paper 12 x 14.25 in.

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Woman and Lion mixed media on paper 11 x 15 in.

Woman and Tiger mixed media on paper 18 x 24 in.

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Woman and Cherubs mixed media on paper 11 x 15 in.

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Pink Chair mixed media on paper 20 x 25.5 in.

Nudes, Rio mixed media on paper 13.25 x 8.5 in.

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Cameo Nude 1976 mixed media on paper 24 x 18 in.


Three Figures 1985 mixed media on paper 11.5 x 15.75 in.

Cyclist, Habana 2002 mixed media on paper 12.5 x 9 in.

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Nude on Green 1966 Acrylic on board 10.25 x 8 in.


La Valencia, La Jolla, CA 1986 mixed media on paper 13 x 15 in.

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L.A. Woman 1979 mixed media on paper 7.5 x 5.75 in.

Scandinavian Airports 1968 mixed media on paper 16 x 12.5 in.

Beverly Hills Wedding 1988 mixed media on paper 12.75 x 15 in.

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Carry Back Carry Back was an American Hall of Fame Thoroughbred racehorse with a less than stellar pedigree but who nonetheless won many important graded stakes races including the 1961 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. In the Belmont Stakes, Carry Back finished seventh in a ninehorse field, 14 lengths behind winner Sherluck, whom he had soundly beaten in the first two U.S. Triple Crown races. As a 4-year-old, Carry Back became just the fourth millionaire in American racing. He won the 1962 Metropolitan Mile at Belmont in track record time, defeating the great Kelso. He defeated Kelso again in the Monmouth Handicap later in the year, again in track record time. After winning the historic Whitney Handicap at Saratoga in August, Carry Back’s owners, in a sporting jest, sent Carry Back to France to take a shot at Europe's biggest race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This was a very rare and bold move in 1962. Despite running on a foreign surface of grass, and receiving a less than stellar ride by his European jockey, Carry Back finished a fast closing 10th out of 24 starters, beaten by only 5 lengths. After a brief time at stud, Carry Back returned to the races in the Summer of 1963. He closed out his career with a win over the top handicap runner Mongo in the Trenton Handicap at Monmouth Park.

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Carry Back Habite Longchamp 1962 mixed media on paper 19 x 25 in.


Petrovna at Arlington 2006 mixed media on paper 10.25 x 13 in.

Churchill Downs

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Equestrienne 1975 mixed media on paper 11.75 x 15 in.

Three Jockeys 1961 Acrylic on board 12 x 9.25 in.


The Breeding 1978 mixed media on paper 21 x 29 in.

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Paddock with Artists 1963 acrylic on canvas on board 82 x 126 in.


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San Francisco Descent mixed media on paper 15 x 12.75 in. San Francisco Bay Bridge 1991 mixed media on paper 13.5 x 15.5 in.

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A day at the races, A night at the opera… These two lines, I think, reflect the spirit of my work and my pleasures, my art and my lifestyle. In a sense they capture the range of my environment. I have painted and sketched in casinos, hotels, bars, massage parlors, steam baths, in the salons of elegant restaurants (and sometimes their galleys), on battlefields and football fields, in law courts and tennis courts, in pool rooms and swimming pools, from the decks of luxury liners and yachts and the doorways of skid-row missions. To me it’s all Neimanland. – LeRoy Neiman, Art and Lifestyle

Squire, Fairmont Hotel, SF 1986 mixed media on paper 14 x 20 in.

Nob Hill from the Huntington 1985 mixed media on paper 16.75 x 22.25 in.

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Top of Top of the the Mark, Mark, San San Francisco Francisco 1981 1981 mixed media on paper 15 xx 12.5 12.5 in. in. mixed media on paper 15

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Stemware mixed media on paper 5.75 x 9.25 in.

Oak Room 1983 mixed media on paper 11 x 7.75 in.

Black Velvet, Tavern on the Green 1983 mixed media on paper 12.5 x 9.25 in. Christian Pouring Wine 1987 mixed media on paper 15 x 9.25 in.

Maxwell's Plum, San Francisco 1981 mixed media on paper 18 x 11 in.

Champagne Lineup mixed media on paper 5.75 x 9.25 in.


Brandy at Lutèce 1974 mixed media on paper 7 x 5 in.

Beaujolais at The Coterie 1983 mixed media on paper 14.25 x 19.25 in.

Servers mixed media on paper 13.25 x 11.5 in.

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The Palace, New York 1983 mixed media on paper 17.5 x 22 in.

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Cabbie and Dog 1998 mixed media on paper 7.25 x 11 in.

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Taxi, Beverly Wilshire 1980 mixed media on paper 4.25 x 5.5 in.

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At the 16th Pole 1968 acrylic and enamel on board 24 x 32 in.

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Officer 1975 mixed media on paper 12 x 14.75 in.

Bryant Park 1995 mixed media on paper 13.5 x 10.5 in.

Easter Brunch at CafĂŠ des Artistes 1985 mixed media on paper 7.5 x 13.75 in.

New York Christmas 1991 mixed media on paper 15 x 22 in.

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The Lake, Central Park mixed media on paper 9 x 12.75 in.

Rolls-Royce 1985 mixed media on paper 13 x 15 in.

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Metropolitan Club 1957 mixed media on paper 11.5 x 14.5 in.

East 55th Street 1985 mixed media on paper 9 x 12.5 in.

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Lido, Paris 1960 mixed media on paper 21.5 x 25.25 in.

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Paris mixed media on paper 9 x 12 in.

Lasserre, Paris 1976 mixed media on paper 15 x 11.5 in.

Street Light with Statues mixed media on paper 15.5 x 13 in.

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Nicolas Ier de l'Armee Statue 1960 mixed media on paper 25.75 x 19.5 in.

Shakespeare Statue 1989 mixed media on paper 13 x 8.5 in.

Dunkerque 1962 mixed media on paper 17.75 x 12.5 in.

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Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples mixed media on paper 13 x 20 in.


The Hunt, The French Way In France, hunting is more than a sport; it is an art. Since 683 A.D. it has been the privileged pursuit of kings and princes. Napoleon thought of the hunt only as a royal diversion, and though he did not respond to it with enthusiasm, he regarded it as his obligation to preserve the tradition. For Napoleon, who was primarily interested in war, law and empire, hunting was a means of learning about the horse’s endurance. He was also interested in theater, and ordered each woman riding in the hunt to wear a special costume that would impart style and elegance to the occasion. Today, France has more than five-dozen packs that chase large game such as deer in hunts called Equipages de Grande Venerie because of the size of the quarry. The French dogs are black and white, larger and much more fierce than British hunting dogs, but their music is a pure chant d’amour. Each hunt has its own distinctive hunting call. The chase generally takes place in a forest, where the haunting sound of the hunting horn is necessary for communication to participants who may be far from the action. – LeRoy Neiman, Horses, pg. 215

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The Hunt, The French Way 1965 acrylic and enamel on board 36 x 48 in.

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Russian Guard mixed media on paper 17.5 x 9.5 in.

Belmont Park

English Smoker 1959 mixed media on paper 12 x 9.75 in.

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Hotel National, Moscow 1968 mixed media on paper 12.25 x 16 in.

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St. Tropez 1962 mixed media on paper 12 x 17 in.

Riviera View mixed media on paper 9.25 x 12.5 in.

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Camino Real, Mexico 1984 mixed media on paper 10 x 13.5 in.

Hotel Byblos, St. Tropez 1996 mixed media on paper 19.5 x 24.75 in.

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Carousel 1958 acrylic and enamel on board 7 x 20 in.

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Hotel New Otani, Tokyo 1983 mixed media on paper 13 x 15 in. The Orient 1991 mixed media on paper 15 x 20 in.

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Ginza, Tokyo 1979 mixed media on paper 11 x 14.5 in.

Hong Kong 1990 mixed media on paper 12.5 x 17.75 in.

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Beverly Hills Hotel mixed media on paper 12 x 14.5 in.

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Index Annika Sorenstam

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East 55th Street

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Mark McGwire: Home Run Record II

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Riviera View

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At the 16th Pole

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Easter Brunch at Café des Artistes

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Mark McGwire: Home Run Record III

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Rolls-Royce

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Balthazar, Sept 21

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Elaine's Chair

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Mark McGwire: Home Run Record VIII

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Russell & Walton, Dr. J & Kareem

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Beaujolais at the Coterie

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Elaine's Counter

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Maxwell's Plum, San Francisco

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Russian Guard

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Beverly Hills Hotel

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Elaine's, Orange Lights

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Metropolitan Club

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Salsa Group

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Beverly Hills Wedding

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English Smoker

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Nat King Cole

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Samba de Rio

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Black Velvet, Tavern on the Green

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Equestrienne

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New York Christmas

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San Carlo Restaurant

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Brandy at Lutèce

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Femlin with Leg Raised, Playboy

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Nicklaus Looking at Sketches

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San Francisco Bay Bridge

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The Breeding

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Femlin: Typewriter

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Nicolas Ier de l'Armee Statue

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San Francisco Descent

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Bryant Park

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Ginza, Tokyo

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Nob Hill from the Huntington

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Scandinavian Airports

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Cabbie and Dog

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Harry Connick Jr.

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Nude on Green

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Secret Selections, Le Cirque

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Cameo Nude

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Hong Kong

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Nudes, Rio

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Servers

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Camino Real, Mexico

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Hotel Byblos, St. Tropez

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Oak Room

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Shakespeare Statue

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Carousel

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Hotel National, Moscow

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Officer

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Squire, Fairmont Hotel, SF

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Carry Back Habite Longchamp

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Hotel New Otani, Tokyo

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The Orient

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St. Tropez

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Champagne Grapes, Le Cirque

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The Hunt, The French Way

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Outdoor Billiards, Jamaica

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Stemware

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Champagne Lineup

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James Brown, Vegas

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Paddock with Artists

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Street Light with Statues

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Chanterelle

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James Brown, Vegas 2

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Palace Hotel

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The Summit at Harrah's, Tahoe

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Joe After the Game

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The Palace, New York City

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Super Bowl Celebration

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L.A. Woman

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Paris

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Taxi, Beverly Wilshire

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La Belle Epoque, Caracas, Trinidad

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Petrovna at Arlington

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Three Figures

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La Goulue, New York City

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Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples

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Three Jockeys

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The Lake, Central Park

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Pink Chair

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Top of the Mark, San Francisco

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La Valencia, La Jolla, CA

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Plage à Deauville

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Tour d'Argent

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Lasserre, Paris

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Playboy Club, London, 11am

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The Waiter

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Le Cirque

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Playboy Mansion L.A.

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Woman and Cherubs

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Le Relais

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Polo Lounge Pepper Tree

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Woman and Lion

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Lido, Paris

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Polo Lounge Sketch

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Woman and Tiger

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Lunch at Lutèce

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Revolution, London

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Charing Cross Road, Playboy Mansion, L.A.

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Cheese Still Life

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Chefs

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Christian Pouring Wine

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Cyclist, Habana

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Diana Ross II

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Diners and Servers

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Dinner and Dancing

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Duane Thomas

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Dunkerque

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S PRING 2012

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PROJECT MANAGER :

MATT GEARY

CATALOG DESIGN :

D. LEE MYERS

PHOTOGRAPHY:

LYNN QUAYLE

NEXT TWO PAGES :

Le Relais (detail) - see page 13 /

BACK COVER :

Plage à Deauville (detail) - see pages 18-19

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LeRoy Neiman Catalog 2012