Blood or Flowers: Boxing in the Visual Arts
For many outsiders, boxing is a form of violence that should be banned. But connoisseurs and many artists see things differently. There is a never-ending list of filmmakers, writers and visual artists who have been, and indeed continue to be fascinated by the so-called noble art. Internationally renowned artists including Picasso, Schiele, Warhol and Basquiat have virtuously incorporated their fascination for the ring into their oeuvre. Their example was also followed in Belgium and the Netherlands.
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