"Diamond Head - Hawaii" by LeRoy Neiman
Media: Limited Edition, Serigraph on Paper
Image Dimensions: 22.5 x 16.5 in
Framed Dimensions: 43.5 x 53 in
Year Produced: 1988
Edition #: HC 46/325
About "Diamond Head - Hawaii"
LeRoy Neiman has filled his serigraph with the sights, sounds, and smells of Hawaii.
Near the water’s edge, a small group of friends have gathered with
guitar and ukelele, playfully starting up an impromptu hula. The intense
heat makes the beach glow like live coals while visitors annoint
themselves with fragrant tanning oil and coconut butter. Bright sarongs
recalling Dorothy Lamour compete with even brighter swimsuits, mumus and
Hawaiian shirts. A rescue board on the beach stands ready to help
swimmers, surfers, or windsurfers enjoying the pleasant waters of the
bay. Other surf boards rest casually against the distinctive leaning
palm trees which partially obscure glittering hotels. Near the base of
one palm sits a spry, bearded figure with a cane, dressed white. The
“old boulevardier,” as Neiman refers to him, is a recurring figure who
has appeared in “The Beach at Cannes,” “Place de l’Opera” and several
other serigraphs. This sage observer seems to represent much of the good
life, a sort of alter ego for the artist. While the hot sands of
Waikiki Beach are alive with activity, the cool green profile of Diamond
Head can be seen in the distance. Like Koko Head and Punchbowl, Diamond
Head is actually an extinct volcanic crater. It was believed to be the
home of Pele, the Fire goddess, and got its name in the early nineteenth
century when British soldiers mistook the volcanic crystals known as
“Pele’s tears” for diamonds. Leahi Point, 760 feet above the sea, juts
aggressively into a swirling sky which shifts and shimmers with the
vigorous action Neiman collectors have come to expect.
"Diamond Head - Hawaii" by LeRoy Neiman. Framed in gold and ready to
hang. HC 46/325. This piece is nicely framed in Gold A few nick and
bruises but ready to hang and enjoy for a lifetime. Framed: 43.5 x 53.
Media : Limited Edition, Serigraph on Paper. Gallery Retail: $5,200.00
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