Muhammad Ali Underwater

by Vintage Archive

$79.00

Or 6 payments from $13.16 Laybuy What's this?

is back-ordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.

THE PRINT

Flip Schuke's photographs of boxing legend Muhammad Ali are some of the most impressive images of a sportsman in action ever taken. A series of underwater shots of the boxing legend were taken in a Miami swimming pool in 1961. The 19 year old boxer, then still known as Cassius Clay, was training in the pool when photographer Flip Schulke arrived to discuss the shoot for Sports Illustrated. Ali explained to the photographer that a previous trainer had encouraged him to practice in the pool as the water resistance acts just like weight. On the day of the shoot, Schulke had already taken several photos of the boxer before capturing the best-known shot. "I turned around, and there he was, standing on the bottom of the pool,” he later recalled. “I mean, that's very hard to do, and he's in a perfect boxing pose". It was three years later when Schulke went to photograph the boxer again that he found out he had been fooled by Ali and his trainer.  “We were looking through a scrapbook, and when Ali came across my underwater pictures he winked at me. I realized he had taken me. I learned later he and his trainer had come up with the whole story on their own. He didn’t even know how to swim…. he fooled everybody - and it made fantastic pictures.” This premium quality giclee art print has been produced on luxurious 100% cotton rag textured art paper using archival quality inks resulting in a superior print suitable for museum or gallery display. 
  • Gallery quality giclée art print
  • 300gsm 100% cotton rag textured fine art paper
  • Natural white with a matte finish
  • Archival inks for vivid colour and sharp detail
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Can be purchased framed or unframed
 

FRAMING

Skip the trip to the framer and save yourself time and money. We offer a bespoke custom framing service that is far more affordable than using your local high street framer and light-years ahead in quality than the ready-made frames you will find in homeware stores. Please note that our framing service is currently only available to customers based in New Zealand and Australia. We will deliver your beautiful custom framed artwork to your door within 7 working days if you reside in New Zealand or 15 working days if you reside in Australia. Muhammad Ali Underwater works equally well with all three of our frame styles. Our black frame is the most popular option. 

SHIPPING

New Zealand

- Free tracked shipping on all orders over $150 in value.

- All orders under $150 in value ship at a flat rate of $8.

Australia

All orders are eligible for flat rate shipping. We offer two shipping services:

International Air | Untracked Service | 8-10 Working Days - $12AUD

International Courier | Tracked Service | 4-6 Working Days - $19AUD

Rest Of The World

All orders are eligible for flat rate shipping. We offer two shipping services:

International Air | Untracked Service | 10-12 Working Days - $35NZD

International Courier | Tracked Service | 5-7 Working Days - $55NZD

PAYMENT

We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal. New Zealand and Australian customers may also purchase using LAYBUY. When checking out your order will be processed in NZD (New Zealand Dollars).

RETURNS

Not quite sure if this print is the perfect fit for your home? Don't sweat it. If for any reason you are not totally enamoured with your new purchase you are welcome to exchange it for another print or return it for a credit or refund. We pride ourselves on making returning items a hassle free experience. Check out the following link for more details - Returns

QUESTIONS

Have a question? Fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)

The Pop Motif Difference

GALLERY QUALITY PAPER

We produce our art prints on museum grade art papers using archival quality inks that won't fade over time resulting in a superior print with sharp detail, vivid colour and unparalleled durability.

BESPOKE CUSTOM FRAMING

Your art print will be framed to order by our in house master framer using gallery quality materials throughout. The end result - a beautiful framed artwork built to last a lifetime that exudes quality and craftsmanship.

HAPPINESS GUARANTEED

Our number one priority is that you have a great experience in dealing with us. We stand behind our products 100% - no ifs, no buts, no matter what.

Just reach out to us - we’re here for you. Happiness. Guaranteed.

Size Guide