Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art – Leather Throwers: Celebrating the World of Boxing Through Art

One of the premier art galleries in Las Vegas, The Bellagio’s gallery showcases some of the most prolific artists in the world. Pieces by the likes of Warhol, Picasso, and Lichtenstein have all been featured within their walls, and the gallery is often changed to showcase new art and art styles to highlight multiple cultures within their gallery space.  Works inspired by the world of boxing are the subject of the exhibition, Leather Throwers, which surveys how visual artists have incorporated images and personalities of the world of boxing into sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs. Titled after a drawing by Ed Ruscha, the show includes works by leading post-war giants Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol, who famously created a mock boxing poster featuring the two artists. Contemporary artists Gary Simmons and Jeffrey Gibson have incorporated images of the boxing rings and transformed punching bags, respectively, into their critically recognized bodies of work.

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