All Told: My Art and Life Among Athletes, Playboys, Bunnies, and Provocateurs,by LeRoy Neiman
LeRoy Neiman - whose brilliantly coloured, impressionistic sketches of sporting events and the international high life made him one of the most popular artists in the United States. In this book, he reviews his long career as one of America's most popular and public painters.
Mr. Neiman’s kinetic, quickly executed paintings and drawings, many of them published in Playboy, offered his fans gaudily coloured visual reports on heavyweight boxing matches, Super Bowl games and Olympic contests, as well as social panoramas like the horse races at Deauville, France, and the Cannes Film Festival. Quite consciously, he cast himself in the mould of French Impressionists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir and Degas, chroniclers of public life who found rich social material at racetracks, dance halls and cafes. - New York Times