Regular price $850.00

In 1985 boxing promoter Don King and his secretary Constance Harper were accused of not paying $1,000,000. in taxes on King's boxing revenue. King was exhonerated, but Miss Harper was found guilty in Federal Court. Offered here is a magnificent original sketch by noted courtroom artist Ida Libby Densgrove depicting King, his lawyer and the judge. It is signed by the artist. Here is a brief biography of Mrs. Dengrove. Ida Libby Dengrove was a New York courtroom artist who visualized the moods and faces of some notorious trials. A portrait painter away from court, Mrs. Dengrove worked as a courtroom illustrator for NBC-TV from 1973 to 1986. It allowed her to take her sketch pad where cameras were forbidden and capture the proceedings in her own distinctive style. Her pictorial reportage won two Emmy awards. She was cited for her newscast illustrations of the sensational Son of Sam trial of David Berkowitz (1977-78), and again for the Murder at the Met trial (1980-81) of Craig S. Crimmins, the stagehand convicted of slaying a young violinist, Helen Hagnes Mintiks. She sketched the principals in the trial of Jean Harris for the murder of Dr. Herman Tarnower and documented court appearances by John Lennon, Senator Harrison A. Williams Jr., John W. Hinckley Jr., John J. Gotti and Gen. William C. Westmoreland, to name a few. Some of her sketches, meant for television, also turned up on the front pages of newspapers. Mrs. Dengrove died in 2005.
This is a magnificent pastel color sketch of promoter Don King. One of the finest likenesses you will ever find. In fine condition with no soiling, creasing, rips or tears. Signed by the artist and dated 1985. 13" x 19."

Size: 13 x 19

Condition: near mint