guests celebrate their glorious day with fine libation,
the host ponders a new offering from the sommelier. Once
fed and refreshed the party will again set sail, this time
heading due east for an evening appointment with the
croupier in the salle privee of the casino at Monte Carlo.
of this particular yacht is none other than Dr. Armand
Hammer, international entrepreneur, power broker and
patron of the arts. Long-time friend of LeRoy Neiman and
President of both Hammer Galleries and Knoedler
Publishing, Dr. Hammer was uniquely instrumental in the
extraordinary achievements of the artist.
Dr. Hammer in "Wine Alfresco", on the occasion
of the publication of a compendium of his entire ouvre,
the artist affectionately acknowledges the influence of