Fighting sports in the visual arts
According to Gertrude Stein, “Art isn’t everything. It’s just about everything”. Fighting sports such as boxing are far more frequently found in the visual arts than other disciplines. The fight of man against man is something ancient and has always fascinated the art world. Their heroes are portrayed by artists who have made a name for themselves mostly unnoticed by classical museums and galleries. Their works are often sold to top flight collectors with whom they share a common passion – the fascination for art and fighting sports.
This collection is one of the most extensive of its kind, ranging from the thirties to the present. The contemporary works of art are often signed by the fighters, sometimes directly after the depicted fights, making them all the more historical and valuable.