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Object Name Bust
Title Muhammad Ali
Catalog Number 1990.13.2
Creator Generalis, Alex
Maker Miles, Tom; Generalis, Alex
Date ca. 1990
Material(s) Plaster/Paint
Dimensions H-22.5 W-21 D-12 inches
Description This is a dark brown painted plaster bust of Muhammad Ali. It depicts bare shoulders and half chest. The head is level with eyes look slightly up and left into distance. The short curly hair is slightly darker in color. The names "TOM MILES & ALEX GENERALIS" are stamped on the back of the bust. The bust is signed and dated "TM / AG / 199[?]" with a copyright symbol.
Notes Ali was born in Louisville in 1942 as Cassius M. Clay. He won six Golden Gloves tournaments in Kentucky. He won a gold medal as a light heavyweight at the 1960 Olympics. In 1964, he defeated Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight champion of the world. Also in that year, he joined the Nation of Islam and changed his name. Stripped of his title in 1967 for refusing to answer a draft summons, Ali appealed the action to the Supreme Court, which ruled in his favor in 1970. He regained the heavyweight title in a 1974 fight with George Foreman in Zaire. His last fight was a 1980 loss to Larry Holmes. He donated these artifacts in 1990, in a personal appearance at the Old State Capitol Annex.
Collection Muhammad Ali Collection
People Miles, Tom
Generalis, Alex
Clay, Cassius Marcellus
Ali, Muhammad
Subjects Boxing
Sports
Art
Sculpture
Mock-ups
Search Terms Louisville (Ky.)
Kentucky
Olympics
Bust
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS