Tonight, I had the pleasure of meeting renowned American artist LeRoy Neiman at the Stardust Hotel and Casino here in Las Vegas. Neiman was commissioned by the resort to create a painting to celebrate the history of the Stardust which will close its doors later this year and then be rebuilt becoming the mega-resort Echelon Place.
Neiman is best known for his paintings of professional sports and the Olympics, but he has done several paintings for Las Vegas over time and has enjoyed the city and all it has to offer for decades. It was a great honor to interview him and talk about his career and his latest work. He’s very proud of this new painting and says when you’re doing a piece for Las Vegas, always use a showgirl.