Just out of curiosity, is the 1999 portrait of John Elway in the quarterback's personal collection or is it on view elsewhere?
The John Elway painting is in a private collection.
Hugh Hefner is a very well known man that many do not know too much about beyond the Playboy Bunnies and the Playboy persona. How would you describe your relationship with Hugh Hefner?
I loved working with Hef and he always treated me well.
What was the first and only courtroom drawing you drew?
The Hefner pornography case.
What Italian bombshell were you “blown away by” in terms of her beauty?
There was a mobster who you drew at Madison Square Garden. Could you tell us who that was?
A little birdie made mention of this, and I wanted to ask you about it. Which athlete claims that the portrait you made of him changed his life?
George Foreman went from being an angry, surly person to a smiling, religious man.
Who was the very first great boxer that you had the pleasure to met?
Retired heavyweight champion Gene Tunney.
What very cool young star of The Social Network is a relative of the art dealer who made your art a commercial success?
That's Armie Hammer, grandson of the late Armand Hammer, who bought the long-lived and much revered Knoedler & Co., the first gallery ever to open in New York City back in 1846.
I want to thank Mr. Neiman for taking the time to answer a few questions for readers and wanted to add a bit about his latest book All Told to pique readers' curiosity even further! Here, from the inner flap:
"With hundreds of photos and color illustrations, a memoir filled with the biggest celebrities in twentieth-century sport, art, sex, theater, music, film, and beyond, by LeRoy Neiman—the artist who defined a century in vibrating color.