LeRoy Neiman to Sign Official 2008 Ryder Cup Artwork at Valhalla Golf Club, Sept. 19 & 20

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Famed Sports Artist, LeRoy Neiman, Will Attend the 2008 Ryder Cup in Louisville, Kentucky and Will be Available for a Public Signing in the Main Golf Shop of the Valhalla Golf Club to Sign Official Ryder Cup Artwork.

At Valhalla in 2008, the Ryder Cup players are the premier thoroughbreds of the golf world

One of the most prolific and well-known living artists, LeRoy Neiman, who created the 2008 Official Ryder Cup Artwork, will be signing official Ryder Cup posters in the Main Golf Shop at Valhalla on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 from noon until 1:30pm. The artwork commemorates the 37th Ryder Cup, which will be held September 16-21, 2008 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. The original painting by Neiman will also be on display during the Ryder Cup at Cobalt Artworks in Louisville, KY as part of the Leroy Neiman-Five Decades retrospective exhibit highlighting Neiman's remarkable career.

Neiman, best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic paintings of sporting events and leisure activities, has created an image that captures the international flavor of the 2008 renewal of golf's most exciting competition. "At Valhalla in 2008, the Ryder Cup players are the premier thoroughbreds of the golf world," says Neiman. The legendary artist, who resides in New York City, is well-known for his creation of Official Imagery for such diverse events as the 1997 Kentucky Derby, 1998 Breeders' Cup Championship, and the 2000 PGA Championship.        

How to Obtain Official Ryder Cup Artwork
Cobalt Artworks has worked closely with Knoedler Publishing, the prestigious New York firm that has been Mr. Neiman's exclusive art publisher for over 30 years, in the creation and production of the Official Ryder Cup Artwork. Official Ryder Cup posters are offered in two versions and are available for $50 each, a Commemorative hand-signed edition is available for $250 and a special 450-piece signed and numbered limited edition Serigraph is available for $4200. The Ryder Cup collection is complemented with postcard editions that are available for $3.50 each and boxed note card/invitation sets available for $20 each. A wide variety of framing options are also offered. For more information, call (888) 450-2008 or visit http://www.cobaltartworks.com.

Neiman's Ryder Cup artwork is available online at http://www.cobaltartworks.com, at the Cobalt Artworks gallery in Louisville, Kentucky and at the Ryder Cup in the Merchandise Tent.

Cobalt Artworks will offer extended gallery hours of 10am-8pm during Ryder Cup week. The gallery will showcase the Official Ryder Cup Artwork as well as other unique golf prints from Neiman's personal collection.

Also exclusively available through Cobalt Artworks are the extremely limited, triple-signed Ryder Cup prints containing the signatures of U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger, European Ryder Cup Captain Nick Faldo, as well as the artist, LeRoy Neiman. These triple-signed prints will be available for a limited time only. For more information, please contact Cobalt Artworks by calling (888) 450-2008.

Captain's Paintings Silent Auction
To commemorate the 2008 Ryder Cup and its legendary captains, Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo, LeRoy Neiman has committed his time and talent to immortalize the international golf greats in one-of-a-kind paintings. The original, colorful images of each Ryder Cup Captain are being auctioned off to the highest bidder at http://www.rydercup.com. In partnership with the PGA of America, the proceeds from the two captain's paintings will benefit non-profit organizations including the First Tee of Louisville and the Muhammad Ali Center. Bids on the original Neiman paintings are open to the public and will be accepted through 6pm on Sunday, September 21, 2008. For more information, visit http://www.cobaltartworks.com or call (888) 450-2008. To place an online bid on these exclusive, original Neiman paintings, visit http://www.rydercup.com.

About Cobalt Artworks
Cobalt Artworks' mission is to secure prestigious local, regional, national and international rights, licenses and commissions for art-related projects and promotions. Cobalt Artworks is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky with offices and gallery space at 614 West Main Street. The principals of Cobalt Artworks are developer Todd Blue, CEO of Cobalt Ventures, Doug Smith, Sr. Vice-President of Cobalt Ventures, and Ben Isaacs, art consultant and creator of the award-winning Kentucky Derby Festival Poster Series and other major art marketing initiatives.

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