Peter Fetterman Gallery is proud to present an intimate exhibition of prints by legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer (United States, b.1942) opening Saturday, June 4, 2016, with the artist in attendance for a special book signing of his recently published monograph Relentless (University of Texas Press, 2016). Utilizing the gallery’s Project Room space and comprised of nearly twenty of Mr. Leifer’s most iconic prints, the exhibition will showcase significant moments in sports history through images taken over a distinguished fifty-year career.
Neil Leifer is the best-known sports photographer of the past half century. Beginning in 1960, his pictures have regularly appeared in every major national magazine, including the Saturday Evening Post, Look, LIFE, Newsweek, and, most often, Sports Illustrated and Time, and his photographs have run on over two hundred Sports Illustrated, Time, and People covers. Leifer has photographed sixteen Olympic games, fifteen Kentucky Derbies, countless World Series, the first twelve Super Bowls, four FIFA World Cups, and every important heavyweight title fight since Ingemar Johansson beat Floyd Patterson in 1959. He has photographed his favorite subject, Muhammad Ali, at thirty-five of his fights, including all of the most memorable ones. If you are a sports fan, Neil Leifer’s pictures have been shaping your impressions and memories for five decades.
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