Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 15, 2005 -
MP Artworks is expanding its product line to showcase the popular works of founding artist Micah Parker. The new Fine Art Collection features 38 unique pieces, many of which first appeared as ketubah prints (wedding certificates) and are now available Â for the first time Â in a variety of fine art formats via the MP Artworks Web site at http://www.mpartworks.com.
Every work in the collection is offered in three different print formats, each representing a different level of "value" as a fine art collectible:
- Museum Posters are open-edition lithographs, presented in the classic "museum poster" style with the work's title and the artist's name on each print. (Starting at $15 for poster only. Framing and matting options also available.)
- Gift Editions are smaller-sized, open-edition giclÃ©es printed on premium, photo-quality paper. (Starting at $25 for print only. Framing and matting options also available.)
- Collector's Edition pieces are limited-edition, museum-quality giclÃ©e prints, presented in each work's original size, and are signed and numbered by the artist. (Starting at $195 for print only. Framing and matting options also available.)
Abstract, traditional, modernist and pop art styles are all present in the line, which also includes "SHABBAT JOY" Â a Judaic-themed piece exclusive to the Fine Art Collection Â as well as two new companion works, "IMPRESSION: SUNRISE" and "EXPRESSION: SUNRISE."
While MP Artworks is known primarily for its ketubot (wedding certificates), consistent client requests over the years served as the inspiration and impetus behind the development of the fine art collection, said Micah Parker.
"We were receiving more and more inquiries from people who came to us for their ketubot but were really turned on by the art itself," Parker continued. "Couples who had trouble selecting between designs wanted to be able to choose one as their ketubah and the other as a work of fine art, often the first in their collection. Or they asked for non-ketubah, fine art versions of their favorite designs as thank you, anniversary and holiday gifts to friends, parents and other relatives. We also heard directly from relatives and wedding guestsÂ people who were not in the market for ketubot themselves but really appreciated the art.
"It's so rewarding for me when people really connect with my art; I am truly flattered by the requests of those who wish to collect it. Since my works are initially created as fine art before being adapted into ketubah designs, it made sense to offer them in fine art formats that will allow more people to incorporate the art they enjoy into their everyday lives," said Parker.
MP Artworks (http://www.mpartworks.com) specializes in creating, publishing, and printing original and reproduction giclÃ©e prints of Judaic artworks, such as limited-edition ketubot, fine art prints and chuppot, which are available to the public, as well as a line of Jewish life-cycle certificates, available exclusively to synagogues and other religious organizations. Each of its product lines Â ketubahSTUDIO, ketubah4less, e-chuppah and e-JewishCertificate Â is sold via its Internet site (mpartworks.com). Two lines, ketubahSTUDIO and e-chuppah, are also available through a national network of authorized dealers. Since its founding in 1996, MP Artworks has expanded to showcase more than 200 works by a select group of artists, in addition to its acclaimed marquee talent, Micah Parker, while remaining committed to bringing todayÂs clients functional works of art that will become tomorrowÂs family heirlooms.
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