LAS VEGAS, April 23, 2013 Internationally renowned artist Richard T. Slone, known for his energetic and vibrant paintings of major level events has been officially commissioned to paint the upcoming superfight between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, which takes place on May 4, 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on on SHOWTIME PPV®.
Weeks before the actual fight Slone unveils his sensational pre-fight vision of the mega fight which features the warriors in furious action. The painting is meticulous in detail and brilliantly captures their expressions and determination. The new painting is a bold reminder why Slone is touted by critics as one of the premier living artists in the world. With each brushstroke Slone captivates its viewer and pulls them deep into the fistic action in breathtaking style.
Slone's painted vision depicts Mayweather, regarded by many as the world's best fighter, perhaps even the greatest of all time, throwing a perfectly timed quick and dangerous left hook, as underdog Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero bravely stands his ground and battles back aiming to shock the world and become the first man ever to defeat the mega star known as Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
Slone's painting was commissioned by the event promoters and will be used on official event merchandise, including limited edition onsite posters and commemorative poker chips. There will also be a special limited edition of museum quality fine art canvas giclee's. The artwork will be available at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino during fight week and through various online outlets and galleries, including sloneart.com.
Slone is the official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame and has created artwork for many major sporting and celebrity events. The list of his collectors reads like a who's who of modern day icons, with prominent collectors such as Nelson Mandela, Donald Trump, Floyd Mayweather and Hugh Hefner and many more. His artwork has become synonymous with boxing's superfights. He has created official artwork for such recent superfights including De la Hoya vs Pacquiao, Mayweather vs Marquez, Pacquiao vs Cotto, Mayweather vs Mosley, Pacquiao vs Hatton, Mayweather vs Cotto many more.
New records for Slone’s auction prices where attained in London in 2012 as demand for his art continues to flourish both internationally and domestically. In Spring 2013, Slone renewed a publishing deal with National Geographic that will publish his art in a million plus books. Collectors of his art range from celebrity clients and high-roller gamblers, to college kids who collect Slone designed apparel. Slone is best known for his vividly colored images that capture detailed expression and motion. Considered to be a leader in the new generation of sports artists Slone follows a long tradition of artist’s who have painting boxing such as George Bellows, Thomas Eakins and in more recent decades, the late great LeRoy Neiman. More details can be obtained by emailing info @ sloneart.com
SPECIAL EDITION Onsite Fight Poster.
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