Sadly, legendary sports artist LeRoy Neiman passed away yesterday. We celebrate his life with his image of Marilyn Monroe singing happy birthday to JFK.
On May 19, 1962 Madison Square Garden was filled with more than seventeen thousand well-wishers honoring President John F. Kennedy on his forty-fifth birthday. LeRoy Neiman’s remarkable serigraph freezes this historic moment and its extraordinary celebrants in time. (JFK top left; Marilyn bottom right)
Jack Kennedy, by LeRoy Neiman:
His image of Marilyn Monroe by herself:
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