Las Vegas, NV -Multi award winning artist Richard T. Slone, known for his energetic and vibrant paintings of top level events has been commissioned to paint the upcoming superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz, which takes place on September 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Slone’s art will be featured on the official commemorative program, Limited edition event posters, special commemorative poker chips and be available in a fine art edition.
For the serious art collector, there will also be a special edition of museum quality fine art prints, some autographed, that will be very limited. Slone’s pre-fight paintings include a spectacular action shot and a classic back to back portrait that will grace the cover of the official event program. The art is available at the MGM Grand during fight week and through various online outlets, including sloneart.com
Slone is the official artist of the International Boxing Hall of Fame - a title he’s held for 15 years - and has created artwork for many major sporting and celebrity events. The list of his collectors reads like a who’s who’s of modern day icons. His artwork has become synonymous with boxing’s superfights, creating official artwork for such recent mega fights including DelaHoya vs Pacquiao, Mayweather vs Marquez, Pacquiao vs Cotto, Mayweather vs Mosley, Pacquiao vs Hatton and many more.
Collectors of his art range from celebrity clients and high-roller gamblers, to fashion connoisseurs 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, LeRoy Neiman, unlike his predecessors Slone finds his insight from his experiences as an ex boxer. More details can be obtained by visiting www.sloneart.com