Big Five Lion Elephant Rhino Buffalo Leopard Neiman Art
Offered here is a spectacular signed, limited edition serigraph by our most popular and collectible artist, LeRoy Neiman: * Title: "Big Five" * 2001 * Serigraph on paper * Image size: 21 × 42 * Hand signed by the artist * Numbered from a limited edition of 585 * Excellent condition; never mounted, matted or framed * Certificate of Authenticity * Here's how the artist describes the dramatic scene in his own words: "To set the stage for the painting drama, allow me to present the cast of characters starring the Big Five - the Lion, the Elephant, the Cape Buffalo, the Rhinoceros and the Leopard, plus cameos by the Cheetah, the Zebra and the Giraffe. A huge stomping bull elephant dominates the center area. With earth-shaking footfalls he cuts a swath through the tall grass, ears flapping full sail. He has rudely interrupted the post-dining naps of two passive, well-fed lions as the pachyderm's pack follow their leader, plodding and swaying as they trail behind. * * "To the left of the centerpiece elephant, an awe-inspiring, massive, prehistoric rhinoceros couple graze unconcerned, grunting and snorting. Their two-inch think hide is so rugged and weathered you'd think the ones your looking at right now are thousands of years old. You can be sure the cagey leopard, camouflaged overhead in his luxurious spotted coat, will not mess with the rhinoceros. With rhino, the idea is just to stay clear. * * "Behind the rhino is a trio of cheetah, the imperial feline. The passing parade of pachyderms has interrupted their conspiracy to ambush a zebra. To the right of the elephant, the frieze of zebra travel east to west. From this distance their bleating cannot be heard, but their stripes make them highly visible. On the other side of looming Mt. Kenya are the distinctive, balletic giraffe. With their commanding view they are the snobbish overseers of the veldt. Finally, the cape buffalo are grazing dangerously close to the lions, assuming they are sated. They all face lionward. You just don't turn your back, whatever the lion's mood." * * * Stunning!