. Muhammad Ali’s Little-Known Art Becomes a Hit at Auction « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – More than a dozen artworks by boxer Muhammad Ali sold in a New York auction on Tuesday for nearly $1 million. The auction, held by Bonhams at its Park Avenue headquarters, included 26 little-known drawings and paintings that Ali made in the 1970s. They sold for a total of $945,500. Ali’s Sting Like a Bee (1978), an image of Ali’s boxing-ring victory, set a record for the athlete’s art, selling to a British collector for $425,000. The price was 10 times the low estimate of $40,000. He made the piece while filming the 1979 movie Freedom Road in Mississippi.

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