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US Pop Ink Femlin Provenance Signed LeRoy Neiman

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US Pop Ink Femlin Provenance Signed LeRoy Neiman
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Ink on paper. Featuring a Femlin beside an oversized bottle. Signed LeRoy Neiman on the lower left edge. 22 x 20.5 cm (8.7 x 8.1 inches). PROVENANCE: Property of a gentleman (Chicago, IL). Acquired from the father of the current owner, J. Ruzic. Ruzic’s involvement in the restaurant industry during his lifetime was of a national presence and awarded him the position on the Chicago & Illinois Restaurant Association as well as the National Restaurant Association. He toured Europe at their request (along with others) to help initiate training programs in the United States in the early and mid 1960's. Ruzic was also known for his Apple Strudel, which he sold retail through his restaurant and commercially to the White Hall & Tremont Hotels in downtown Chicago amongst others in the late 1950's and into the mid and late 1960's. The original Mayor Daily, Senator Dirksen, Mr. Hefner and Mr. Neiman were all customers amongst others. Arnie Morton was a friend and was the first Food & Beverage Director for Mr. Hefner's Playboy Club in downtown Chicago. Mr. Morton went on to run all the Clubs and eventually developed Morton's Steak House across the country (his son Peter went on to start Hard Rock Café). The current owner, J. Ruzic was the national president of a franchisee council who had Mr. Neiman design his first and only Neiman Jacket (as a high level give away for the Jimmy Connors Nuveen Challenge Event, which in the mid 1990's was Jimmy Connors answer to the tennis version on the Senior PGA Tour). As a result, the J. Ruzic met Mr. Neiman on many occasions. The photograph shows the Ruzic's with LeRoy Neiman (photograph is not included in the lot)