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Neil Leifer. Ali vs. Patterson I - November 22, 1965

Neil Leifer.
Ali vs. Patterson I

November 22, 1965

Main SR only Anker
Dec 2020

Neil Leifer. ‘Ali vs. Patterson I, 1965’

Edition of 40
US$ 4,000
Edition: -
Availability: December 2020
Take your place ringside with the indubitable champion of boxing photography, Neil Leifer, as he pays tribute to the legendary Muhammad Ali in an exclusive set of fine art prints. Powerful, nuanced, and adept at finding openings others would never see: the unmistakable Leifer touch!

Ali vs. Patterson I, November 22, 1965: An overshadowed Floyd Patterson is about to be thumped in his attempt to regain his title in this Sports Illustrated cover shoot. Even though Cassius Clay had changed his name to Muhammad Ali in 1964, it took years before the boxing establishment, the media, and even some of his opponents called him by his chosen name. Leifer created this innovative quadruple exposure—four separate photographs shot on one 4x5 sheet of film—at two shooting locations, one with Ali at the LIFE magazine studio in New York and another with Patterson in Las Vegas.
  • Exclusive edition of 40 copies signed by Neil Leifer
  • Signed, titled, dated, and numbered on label on verso
  • Dye-sublimation print on ChromaLuxe aluminum panel, ready to hang
  • 100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 in.)

Photo by Neil Leifer © ABG-SI LLC

The photographer

Native New Yorker Neil Leifer began photographing sports events as a teenager. Over 160 of his pictures have appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated and over 40 of his photographs have graced the cover of Time. He has published 17 books, and was one of two principal photographers in TASCHEN’s tribute to Muhammad Ali, GOAT—Greatest Of All Time and the illustrated edition of Norman Mailer’s The Fight.