Original artwork, which is acrylic on canvas, or an embellished limited edition giclee, which is an archival print on canvas that is hand embellished by the artist, signed & numbered.
Dimensions: 48″ x 60″
Evander Holyfield is a boxing legend and a true American icon. Nicknamed “The Real Deal”, he is the only four-time world heavyweight champion and remembered in connection with Mike Tyson, for their epic infamous fight in 1997. He reigned as the undisputed champion at cruiserweight in the late 1980s and at heavyweight in the early 1990s, and remains the only boxer in history to win the undisputed championship in two weight classes. Holyfield is the only four-time world heavyweight champion
This large painting is vibrant and dynamic with powerful composition and high energy. The torso of this boxer is imposing, confident and ready to strike. It makes a statement of Holyfield’s undisputed status as a world champion. Dramatic combinations of reds, greens and gold escalate the tension. The red paint dripping down hints at the combative nature of boxing. The gold halo, reminiscent of Italian Renaissance iconography, symbolizes the athlete’s desire for excellence and determination to win. As a devout Christian, Holyfield believed the key to his success was his faith. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13) was his favorite Bible verse and is written in gold.
This original, one-of-a-kind embellished 4′ x 5′ acrylic painting on canvas is hand signed by the artist on the front and is accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. This piece was commissioned by the American Icon Awards honoring 2019 nominee Evander Holyfield. American Icon Awards is a philanthropic organization with its annual gala attracting an international media audience. In 2019 Tatyana was commissioned to paint portraits of nominees – Al Pacino, Evander Holyfield, Robert DeNiro and Quincy Jones.
“I love how fast & furious this piece came to life! It went like a boxing match, rapid, bold, decisive and strong. Running out of time before the Icon Awards, I decided to use acrylics. I wanted to convey the intensity of the fight with the power of color and light. Using drips of red paint rolling down the canvas added a dramatic effect, pointing to his partially bitten-off ear.” – Tatyana
All artwork valued at $2,000 or higher has the first hour of professional installation included with your purchase or lease. Additional time, if any, will be paid directly to the installers at time of service.
The original painting is an unframed canvas that is wrapped around deep 1.5″ wooden stretcher bars and is ready to hang.
The giclee version will come with a modern black floater frame that is ready to hang.
Leasing is a great way to try before you buy. With Artlita 100% of your first month’s lease is applicable to the purchase and 60% of each additional month is applicable to the purchase and you can convert to a purchase at any time. So why not start with a lease, see how this painting looks in your setting and then make a final decision regarding whether this is exactly what you’ve been dreaming of?