ALI, MUHAMMAD CARTOON ART BY WILLARD MULLIN (ARGUING IN COURT)

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Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He won the World Heavyweight Title from Sonny Liston on February 25, 1964. He announced his retirement in February of 1970 but was back in the ring later that October. He won the NABF Heavyweight Title On July 26, 1971 in a bout with Jimmy Ellis. He regained the World Heavyweight Title when he fought George Foreman in Zaire on October 30, 1974. He retired after losing to Trevor Berbick on December 11, 1981 with a final record of 56-5 with 37 KO's. Presented here is original cartoon art by noted artist Willard Mullin. Willard Mullin (September 14, 1902 - December 20, 1978) was an American sports cartoonist. He is most famous for his creation of the "Brooklyn Bum", the personification of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. He received the Reuben Award for 1954 for his work, as well as the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for each year from 1957 through 1962, and again in 1964 and 1965. This depicts a judge (Uncle Sam) looking down on Ali. This depiction was done during Ali's struggle with the government over his refusal to go into the army during the Vietnam War on religious grounds.
This cartoon was drawn on heavy white stock. Ali, in fighter togs, is appealing to the government, looking down on him. The drawing has some soiling. No rips, tears or creases. The images are sharp with no fading. 13 1/2" x 19 1/2." This is an exceptionally rare image of Ali done during his struggle with the United States government.

Size: 13 1/2 x 19 1/2

Condition: very good