Muhammad Ali confronts Joe Frazier, Manhattan, 1974
by Michael Brennan


Archival Pigment Print, signed and numbered by Michael Brennan.

Muhammad Ali points to the side-view mirror and tells Joe Frazier to take a look and see how ugly he is after a press conference at the Wig & Pen restaurant where they announced their upcoming fight at Madison Square Garden.  Ali and Frazier would battle in the ring three times.

It would seem that a camera, any camera anywhere would have Muhammad Ali turn into a promotional automaton. Unfortunately, many recipients of those well-meaning tirades found it tiresome. Joe Frazier most times tolerated Ali’s creative insults. However, on this occasion it became obvious that had his trainer Eddie Futch and press representative Dave Wolf not intervened, Frazier would have responded. You might have seen Ali v Frazier 2 on the streets of Manhattan.”  -Michael Brennan

17×22 inches, 20×24 & 30×40 inches limited to 25 editions.

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