PORTRAIT OF SUGAR RAY ROBINSON, COVER PROOF ARTWORK FOR THE COVER OF RING MAGAZINE
ROBINSON, Sugar Ray. Proof Copy of Ring Magazine Cover by Stanley Weston. WITH: The Ring (issue for December 1949). (New York: Sports & Entertainment Publications), 1949. Two pieces framed together, measuring 27 by 20-1/2 inches. $1200.
Full-color printer’s proof of the December 1949 cover of Ring Magazine, one of 57 covers painted by accomplished sports artist, photographer and boxing historian Stanley Weston, with a copy of the original magazine itself.
Robinson “emerged from the most dangerous of all sports with a reputation as the best fighter, pound for pound, who ever lived. He also emerged from boxing having won the world’s welterweight championship, the world’s middleweight championship, and almost having won the world’s light heavyweight championship” (Young, New York Times Book Review).
Light fold marks and marginal spotting to proof (not affecting image). Magazine fine.