Two Centuries: American Art

Two Centuries: American Art

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LeRoy Neiman

Ohio State Versus The University of Southern California

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March 3, 06:03 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

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LeRoy Neiman

1921 - 2012

Ohio State Versus The University of Southern California

signed Leroy Neiman and dated '75 (lower right)

oil on Masonite

Masonite: 21 ⅛ by 28 inches (53.7 by 71.1 cm)

framed: 38 ¼ by 44 ¾ inches (97.2 by 113.7 cm)

Private collection, New York, circa 1980
Private collection (by descent)
Acquired by the present owner from the above
The present work depicts the legendary 1975 Rose Bowl game, during which the University of Southern California Trojans defeated the higher-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes by scoring a two-point conversion in the closing minutes of the game. The third consecutive year these rivals played each other in the Rose Bowl, with USC winning in 1973 and Ohio State in 1974, this final meeting is frequently referenced as the most exciting in the history of this bowl game.