17 July 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 2,000
Muhammad Ali Poem to James Brown
A typewritten poem on several layered pieces of construction paper, King James Brown by Muhammad Ali, The World's Greatest Poet, King of all Poets, On Behalf of the People of Western New York: This Beautiful Poem is Dedicated with Love, Honor and Respect to King James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother #1, The Worlds Greatest, Undisputed King of Soul Music. The reverse has the handwritten To King James Brown, from Muhammad Ali (followed by his address). 9½x12½in.
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