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Muhammad Ali "Stand Up and Fight" Painting

barry boobis

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 40 W x 65 H x 0.1 D in

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This is an inspirational artwork, commemorating The Greatest World Champion of all time..inspired by Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley, who wrote the anthemic lyrics "Get Up, Stand Up"..challenging us to fight for our rights, as did Ali.. His dominant entree into THE ARENA OF SOCIAL CHANGE assured his place as 'The Greatest,' not withstanding his overwhelming technical skill as a boxer!! THIS IS AN EPIC MULTI-MEDIA PIECE, INCLUDING OIL AND ACRYLIC, AND SIZED AT APPROXIMATELY 6 FEET VERTICALLY..!!!

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:40 W x 65 H x 0.1 D in

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"Musical Visions" is my body of work, spanning all aspects of music from jazz to rock, from dance to spirit, and beyond. My great grandfather wrote the "Hatikvah," the national anthem of Israel, and my father was a commercial artist, thus the genetic splicing that produced "Musical Visions!" These are paintings of music, with the music being channeled through the abstract, and realism being used to depict the man or woman's relationship with his instrument and body. Before I was a painter and musician, I was a writer, so there is a "river of words" which runs through the art, and thus the text accompanying the pieces is an indivisable part of the artwork, informing the images, and taking them to another conceptual and spiritual level! In my salad days I worked in TV News for ABC-TV and NBC-TV as a writer. I spent some time as a musician, and was a WNEW Prisoner of Rock, and had a regional hit with "Riverside Drive," and my innovative dance tracks were featured on L'Rai Radio in Europe. After being exposed to an intensive regimen of Zen Meditation, I began to "See" the music, and decided to spend my career "painting MUSIC!" The implications are highly spiritual, because we are experiencing the music in another dimension, at a deeper level of reality, suggesting that all energies and peoples are one! Musical Visions is currently on exhibition at the Ward Nasse Gallery in SoHo, New York. Prior to that I had 2 one man shows in NYC at the Berekeley Gallery on Madison Avenue. I was also featured in the museum of WBGO jazz 88 Radio (NPR), with another solo exhibition of Musical Visions. And I was the first artist to have a solo exhibition at NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center). Over the years I've had showings at the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Saratoga Performing Artst Center (SPAC I hope that the offerings of Musical Visions will stimulate you to "think out of the box," and more importantly, to experience the joy and spiritual elevation of MUSIC!

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