For Immediate Release
FAMOUS 3-D POP ARTIST CHARLES FAZZINO TO UNVEIL HIS THREE HAND-PAINTED “CELEBRITY MASKS” AT A PRIVATE VIP & MEDIA RECEPTION FEATURING THE PREVIEW OF THE “CELEBRITY MASK EXHIBITION” TO BE ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT ARTEXPO NY
Priceless Celebrity Masks Painted By Pop Culture Icons Including Bob Hope, Liza Minnelli, Sean Penn, and Charlton Heston, Will Be Previewed At The Cutting Room on Thursday, March 2
Celebrity Masks Exhibition To Be On Public Display At Artexpo NY 2006 — The World’s Largest Annual Art Fair At Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Beginning On Saturday, March 2-March 6
Proceeds From Sales Of Celebrity Masks To Benefit Animal Care & Control
New York, NY — Famous 3-D Pop Artist Charles Fazzino will unveil his three hand-painted “Celebrity Masks” at a Private VIP & Media Reception on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Cutting Room, 19 West 24th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.).
The Reception will also preview a collection of priceless celebrity masks that will be on public display and available for silent auction bidding at Artexpo NY 2006 scheduled March 2, 2006, through March 6 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Minimum bids will range from $100 to $25,000.
The Celebrity Masks include hand-painted designs by pop culture legends, including: Jane Seymour, Bob Hope, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Bette Midler, Dick Clark, Charlton Heston, Yogi Berra, Bill Cosby, and more!
According to Nicolas Gauchat — VP Sales and Marketing of Masks Exhibition — “While Masks Exhibition has put on more than 50 events in the past 10 years, this partnership represents a truly unique opportunity to involve a world-famous pop artist like Charles Fazzino and to benefit a wonderful organization in the AC&C.”
Animal Care & Control (“ACC”) will be the recipient of sales proceeds of Celebrity Masks at Artexpo NY 2006. AC&C is the only animal sheltering system that services all five boroughs of NYC with adoption facilities In Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Charles Fazzino stated — from his home in New Rochelle, NY — “I am very excited to be creating a mask to be included in the “Celebrity Mask” exhibition along with legends like Bob Hope and Elton John. I am equally thrilled that the AC&C — such a special organization — will be the beneficiary of this project.”
About Masks Exhibition
Masks Exhibition produces an exhibition of clay masks designed by a variety of high profile celebrities. The masks are auctioned off and the proceeds are given to charitable causes. Masks Exhibition events heighten publicity and usually raise $100k to $500k for associated charities. Over 1,000 celebrities have designed masks including Robert De Niro, Jeff Bridges, Meg Ryan, Danny DeVito, Sean Penn, and Clint Eastwood. The program has had 10 years of success, raising millions of dollars for charities such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the Ronald McDonald House. Corporate sponsors have included Lexus, Neiman Marcus, eBay, and Bloomingdale’s. Please visit: www.MasksExhibition.com
Artexpo NY is the world’s largest annual art fair, and hosts more than 500 galleries, art publishers and art dealers, and thousands of artists. An art marketplace unparalleled in size and scope, Artexpo NY offers the largest exhibition of original paintings and sculpture, limited-edition prints, photography, works on paper, giclees, animation and more – serving collectors and art enthusiasts of all tastes and budgets. The Artexpo NY tradition extends more than a quarter-century, and today attracts nearly 40,000 fine art trade buyers and New York City collectors in search of the emerging trends in the fine art world.
About Animal Care & Control
Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) is the only animal sheltering system that services all five boroughs of NYC with adoption facilities In Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Since 1995 the AC&C has been the organization responsible for New York City’s municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. AC&C facilities operate in all five boroughs, and we maintain 15 vans to pick up lost and abandoned animals throughout the city. In 2003, over 50,000 animals passed through the doors of AC&C facilities. For more information please visit: www.nycacc.org.
About Charles Fazzino
Most Famous for his 3-D renderings of New York and countless other cities, Charles Fazzino has also created masterfully vibrant and detailed tributes to such popular icons as The New York Yankees, The Super Bowl, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Fazzino also boasts a prestigious list of project partners including NBC’s “Today Show,” The NBC Experience Store, The United States Olympic Committee, NASCAR (2006 Daytona 500)The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2004 Indianapolis 500, 2005 Brickyard 400), New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s NYC 2000 Committee, NFL (Super Bowls XXXV through XL), MLB (2003 through 2005 MLB All-Star Games), Country Music Association (2005 CMA Awards) and Warner Bros. Studios (50th Anniversary of James Dean). Please visit: www.fazzino.com.
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