An auction in New York City, America, sold 26 paintings by the late boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, for a sum of nearly one million dollars, and sold specifically for 945,524 dollars.
Among the works, a felt-tip pen drawing of the late boxing legend about the sport of boxing fetched more than $425,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday of his little-known artwork, according to Russia’s Sputnik agency.
While the painting called “Sting Like Bee” or “Sting as a Bee”, which he drew on paper in 1978, was the most requested work among more than 20 paintings, and estimates prior to the sale indicated a price between 40 and 60 thousand dollars.
He wrote on the drawing, “Fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee!” Ali is famous for using this phrase to describe his style of boxing.
Bonhams Auctions said 26 paintings by Muhammad Ali sold for a total of $945,524, more than three times the minimum initial estimate. others.
A 1979 red, white and blue painting on canvas reading “I love you America” sold for $150,000.
Ali’s paintings and drawings up for auction came from the collection of Rodney Hilton Brown, who worked with Ali on his artwork.