Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Sting Like a Bee – Remembering Muhammad Ali at MCNY,  1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.  The Museum of the City of New York is opening up its Collection to celebrate the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali, considered by many to be the greatest athlete of all time. One of the best-known figures of the 20th Century, Ali was an Olympic boxing gold medalist and three-time World Heavy Weight Champion. As The New York Times obituary recently stated, “Ali was the most thrilling if not the best heavyweight ever, carrying into the ring a physically lyrical, unorthodox boxing style that fused speed, agility, and power more seamlessly than that of any fighter before him.”

Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he changed his name after converting to Islam. He became a figure of popular contention when he refused to be drafted into the military to fight in the American conflict in Vietnam. He is perhaps best remembered for his self-confidence and nimble mind, and his lyrical sparring with his opponents and the media alike. This print refers to one of Ali’s greatest self-referential quotes when promoting his title fight against Sonny Liston in 1964.   More details on the MCNY site: LINK

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