Friday, July 25, 2008

Gene & Gean

Gene Tunney (New York, NY, 1897) was an intelligent, dedicated, determined self-made fighter. He studied each opponent in detail and was prepared and well-trained for every fight. He was quick, had boxing "savvy", posessed a sharp jab, a stiff right hand punch and used good foot work. Nat Fleischer ranked Tunney as # 8 All-Time Heavyweight. Charley Rose ranked him as # 6 All-Time Heavyeight. Tunney was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Gean Moreno, Untitled, 2002, 59"x 74" Acrylic and collage on canvas.

Miami-based assemblage artist and writer Gean Moreno has won the $15,000 Cintas Foundation Emilio Sánchez Award in Visual Arts for 2007. The award is open to artists of Cuban heritage residing outside of Cuba.

He has also contributed to various magazines and catalogs, including Sean Dack: Twilight Town and Uncertain States of America! Moreno lives in Miami.

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