It is important that both signings were done with their agents present,'' added Jerry Gladstone. ''It gives the collector an added sense of security that the signatures on their artwork are one hundred percent authentic.
Boca Raton, FL (Vocus) February 25, 2010
It was almost 39 years ago that the ''Fight of the Century'' took place between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. American Royal Arts is now offering hand-signed limited edition artwork featuring one of the most famous images from this historic event signed by both Ali and Smokin’ Joe, announced company President Jerry Gladstone.
Boxing promoters called the bout between both undefeated Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that took place on March 8, 1971, at New York's Madison Square Garden ''The Fight of the Century.'' The image shows Ali, light on his feet, escaping one of Frazier's mighty left hooks. The officials called the fight after the 14th round, declaring Frazier the winner. The two would meet two more times.
The signed canvas fine art edition, measures 30" x 40" and is limited to only 30 pieces. Each is individually hand-numbered and framed using museum quality framing. The artwork comes with Certificates of Authenticity from both Muhammad Ali Signatures and Superstar Greetings, the company that authenticates for Frazier. Each signing was done in the presence of representatives for either Muhammad Ali or Joe Frazier.
“It is important that both signings were done with their agents present,'' added Jerry Gladstone. ''It gives the collector an added sense of security that the signatures on their artwork are one hundred percent authentic.”
With its headquarters in Boca Raton and retail galleries located throughout Florida, American Royal Arts Corp., celebrating its 24th year in business, is one of the leading publisher's of Entertainment Fine Art in the world specializing in the Art of Rock & Roll and Pop Culture.
Founded in 1986 by Jerry Gladstone, American Royal Arts holds many publishing and distribution rights, including Elvis Presley Enterprises, Frank Sinatra Enterprises, Joe Petruccio, one of the world's premier pop culture artists, The Paradise Collection of Dan Mackin and legendary musician Brian Wilson, Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin, The Classic Rock and Beatles portfolios of both The Hulton|Archive and The Archive of the London Daily Mirror, The Led Zeppelin Collection from James Fortune, The Grateful Dead and Bob Marley Archives of Peter Simon, and the Michael Ochs Collections of Rock and Jazz.
To see the artwork or learn more about American Royal Arts or Jerry Gladstone, contact 561-869-0600 or visit http://www.signedrock.com .