Muhammad Ali wasn't just a boxer, he was an artist, and his works are getting auctioned off

Muhammad Ali, who passed away on June 3 at age 74, was best known for his incredible boxing career and candid political views.

Few know that he was also a prolific artist.

New York’s RoGallery is celebrating him and his work with an auction of his art. Each of his pieces represents a different, meaningful part of his life, from his faith and his activism to his time in the boxing ring.

Let’s have a look at some of the works being auctioned off, all of which are from 1979:

“Mosque II” depicts his strong Muslim faith:

“Sting Like a Bee” features his famous catchphrase:

“Let My People Go,” showcases his lifelong dedication to civil rights:

“Guiding Light” symbolises faith, which was so important to Ali:

The pieces will be auctioned off Wednesday, June 15 at Ro Gallery in New York.

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