LeRoy Neiman "Defiant" 1987 LE Bronze Sculpture #7/350

Publisher's List Price $10,000

  • Lot number 438404
  • Total bids 24

Limited edition solid Bronze sculpture with beautiful patina of the defiant wild horse, measures approximately 14" in height and 8" at its widest part. Signed in the cast by Artist, LeRoy Neiman, American (1921 - 2012).

Leroy Neiman has produced in form what he considers to be two of the most prominent characteristics of successful people: VIGILANCE and DEFIANCE. The capacity to be aware and attentive to ones surrounding and the ability and bravery to stand for what one believes are characteristics Neiman as illustrated in these two very powerful and brilliant sculptures. Defiant is the first work in the Neiman sculpture collection. This magnificent bronze depicts a wild, tempestuous horse rearing in brave defiance. As untamed as the wind, the stead is fierce and proud, nostrils flaring, mane a-flying, limbs launches sharply delineated in their muscular form. Incredible sculptures by one of America's greatest artists, these precious pieces of art speak to the qualities which must be constant companions of all who are successful in life. LeRoy Neiman's Vigilant and Defiant sculptures are two of only five sculptures Neiman had produced in his career spanning over 50 years.


Most people are unaware that Leroy Neiman created sculpture! As a gifted and accomplished sculptor he only created 5 different  sculptures that were cast in bronze.  They were released in 1987 and 1988 as the 

Leroy Neiman Sculpture Collection

As one of America’s best known contemporary artists he was seen at Every Major Worldwide Event until his death in 2012. From the Bicentennial and Inaugurations to the Olympics, World Series, World Cup and Super Bowl, Neiman could be seen bringing his colorful style to these Iconic events. In 1983 he decided to put his palette down and return to sculpture. His colorful style of art often masked the brilliance of his line, as he was a brilliant draftsman. Working on these sculptures brought him back to the basic of art, line and form. With an eye as precise and accurate as Rodin he created the first of the Sculptures “Defiant” Followed later by Vigilant

Defiant Bronze Sculpture

Size: 16 x 15 x 6 in  | 41 x 38 x 15 cm

Edition: 350 - 50 Artist proofs - 30 Hors Commerce

Foundry Signature w/ Stamp: Neiman Signed the Sculpture in the Clay 

 Each Cast Bears the Signature

24 Lbs

A Lifetime Cast



Leroy Neiman sponsored and supported several organizations that foster art activities for underprivileged and disabled children. These include The Leroy Neiman Center for Youth in San Francisco and the Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in Harlem. He also has established facilities at various colleges for coast to coast, including the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York and the LeRoy Neiman Campus Center, at his Alma Mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The International Center on Deafness and the Arts in Rolling Meadows IL. (ICODA) is now part of this long standing philanthropic fundraising practice.

 A portion of the profits for Defiant and Vigilant Sculptures goes directly to the International Center on Deafness and the Arts in Rolling Meadows, IL.


 A Donation Letter is included for the winning bidder


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