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This is a reproduction of George Wesley Bellows' 1925 classic painting of one of the most dramatic moments of the sport of Boxing. The fight took place before 80,000 fans at the Polo Grounds of New York City on September 14, 1923. The moment captured in the fight occurred towards the end of the first round. By later standards, Firpo would have won the fight with a knockout but Dempsey was helped into the ring and was standing by the time the referee counted nine. Dempsey recovered and knocked Firpo out in the fifty-seven mark of Round Two. Bellows was born in Ohio and moved to New York City at the age of 25. He became associated with the Ashcan School which advocated the painting of contemporary urban life. He won fame in that genre which he retained for the rest of life which ended in 1925. This is an early work which wonderfully displays Bellow's commitment to contemporary American life and recreation.
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February 2nd, 2014
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