Highlights of the World's Largest Fine and Popular Art Fair, Artexpo New York 2006

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From celebrity artwork to original paintings, photography, sculpture, animation, limited-edition prints and giclees, and decorative art from traditional and cutting-edge artists, the 28th Annual Artexpo New York encompasses the entire spectrum of the art world and promises to be the biggest show yet.

On March 2nd through March 6th, New York will be encompassed by thousands of artists descending into Javits Convention Center for the largest art show on Earth, Artexpo New York 2006. From celebrity artwork to original paintings, photography, sculpture, animation, limited-edition prints and giclees, and decorative art from traditional and cutting-edge artists, the 28th Annual Artexpo New York encompasses the entire spectrum of the art world and promises to be the biggest show yet. Below are some highlights of this year’s show.

Celebrity Highlights this year include The Art of Ronnie Wood (from The Rolling Stones), The Art of Jane Seymour, The Art of Janis Joplin, The Art of Grace Slick and Celebrity Collected works by Sebastian Kruger, Todd White (lead animator of Sponge Bob Square Pants who is now a very well established and heavily celebrity collected Fine Art Painter), Marco Art, Eric Waugh, Romero Britto and MANY more plus a personal appearance by Terrence Howard.

We will have historically significant work including the launch of The Art of Sir Winston Churchill (with his granddaughter on-hand to discuss Sir Winston) and the Launch of the Art of Peter Z. Malkin (the man who captured Eichmann) with his 17-year-old daughter, Shir Malkin on hand to discuss the legendary Mossad agent and his work. There will also be a new book being launched at Artexpo New York 2006 titled “Memories Through Time: The Art of Peter Z. Malkin that the late Mossad agent worked on with his daughter.

There will be an unveiling of the Official Art of the US Olympic Team with actual Olympians present on Saturday, March 4th at noon!

Artists inlcude Peter Max, Alfred Gockel, Actress Jane Seymour, John Nieto and Tim Rogerson.

For children and families, a new Dr. Seuss Bronze Sculpture will be unveiled with a personal appearance by The Cat in the Hat on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00pm. Other damily events include Disney Fine Art’s Launch of The Art of Narnia, The Art of Pirates of the Caribbean, An auction to benefit Children’s Hospitals around the country with the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Animation artist Dick Duerrstein will be on hand to do a live painting demonstration for the little ones. During this non-stop action performance, children are encouraged to participate with oil pastels on Mr. Duerrstein’s canvas! The excitement begins on Saturday, March 4th from 3:00pm until 5:00pm and on Sunday, March 5th from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

To benefit the school children of the South Bronx, Annie Leibovitz’s Curated Exhibition for ICP at The Point will be for sale.

To celebrate the launch of SOLO Photo, a Rare Beatles Photographic Exhibition will be on display and for sale, aptly titled “The Mad Day: Summer of ‘68” by renowned photographer Tom Murray

Steven Lavaggi, The Artist of Hope, will be showcasing his first fine art collection in over five years. Fresh off of the airwaves from QVC (and the number one selling artist on QVC with his jewelry, home décor and sculptures) and various causes across the globe, The Artist of Hope will be on-hand to greet everyone with his words of inspiration.

The newest high-end retail gallery experience to hit New York: The Pavilion at Artexpo New York 2006 (new section of the show)

Artist Eric Waugh will be painting live on Saturday, March 4th at 2:30pm, creating a $50,000 piece to be auctioned off for the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation

Artexpo New York, the world’s largest premier fine and popular art fair, will hold its 28th annual exposition, March 2-6, 2006 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This year’s theme, “Big Apple. Big Art.” speaks to the success of last year’s show and the continuing positive momentum in broad fine and popular art segment.    Artexpo New York showcases work for all tastes, budgets and styles while offering art for both first-time and experienced buyers, priced from $500 to $50,000.

Looking to build on 2005’s success (37,000 consumers attended up from 25,000 in 2004), this year will mark the launch of two new sections of Artexpo New York; SOLO Photo, an addition to SOLO, representing a section of emerging, independent photographers representing their own work, and The Pavilion at Artexpo New York, a new “show within a show” concept explicitly created for the higher-end retail galleries to showcase at Artexpo New York.

Over its 28-year history, Artexpo New York has helped propel the careers of some of the finest American artists of the 20th century, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Indiana, Leroy Neiman, Robert Rauschenberg, and others who went on to fame and fortune in the art world. Produced by the International Art & Framing Group (IAFG), the largest producer of art shows and art-related publications in the world, Artexpo New York attracts the top galleries, dealers and artists to the Javits Center each year.

Tickets for Artexpo New York are available the day of the show at the Javits Convention Center box office, or at http://www.artexpos.com. Adult tickets are $15 a day; $5 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free.

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