Muhammad Ali Triptych
This is a triptych by Chris Gollon painted for the exhibition 'In The Rings With Ali', opened by Rahman Ali (Ali's brother) next to the Olympic Stadium, London, in 2012. It was also shown as part of the 'In The Rings With Ali' national touring exhibition, which travelled to Bradford (where it was opened by British boxer Richard Dunn, who fought Ali in 1976) and then Chelsea Football Club, (where it was opened by British boxer Joe Joyce, 2016 Olympic Silver medalist). It consists of 3 canvases, each 40" x 30" (101.5 x 76cm) and is unframed.
Chris Gollon always saw Muhammad Ali in the same light as Vincent Van Gogh or John Lennon, as someone much more than what he was famous for and almost like a prophet. So in this triptych, commissioned for the 2012 exhibition Chris Gollon shows Ali in different lights. Left panel: Ali stops hitting his opponent until the referee stops the fight. Centre panel: Ali transcends the ring to do other things. Right panel: Ali too good again....
London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: chrisgollon.com. IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.