Historic Live Broadcast Auction Of Henry Miller's Personal Memorabilia on April 22nd

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a rare opportunity to buy artist/writer Henry Miller's personal memorabilia, books, paintings, lithographs and serigraphs during a LIVE AUCTION on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase. Henry Miller’s works will be available on this rare simultaneous broad/webcast on Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 at 9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST on: Direct TV Channel 239, DISH Channel 225, and on streaming video on the FINE ART SHOWCASE website. The legacy of Miller,the archetypical sexualist whose notorious Tropic of Cancer and subsequent books ultimately changed the boundaries of literature will be evident to all who participate in this exciting auction. Barry Chappell will celebrate the ebullience, the contradictions, the humor and above all the freedom that defined Henry Miller's life and art.

Fine Art Showcase (FAS) announced today that host Barry Chappell will offer collectors and fans an extraordinary opportunity to purchase writer/artist Henry Miller’s original water color paintings, limited edition prints and personal memorabilia during a LIVE AUCTION on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Called the “leader in educational and entertaining home shopping,” Mr. Chappell will introduce Henry Miller’s works on this rare simultaneous broad/webcast occasion on Direct TV Channel 239, Echo Star Channel 225 and on streaming video on FAS’s site http://www.fineartshowcase.com at 9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST.

Henry Miller aficionados will have the chance to acquire a piece of history outside of a traditional art gallery setting. Some of the most important original paintings that were precious to the artist are part of the auction including one that he painted two days before his death called “Henry in the Red Vest.”

The “Centennial Collection” of limited edition prints that were published bearing Miller’s original signature and the “Kubo Collection” that contains sold-out editions of his art that have been reproduced by Sadajiro Kubo, a well-known Japanese art publisher of the 1970’s are other highlights of the auction. Kubo’s collection includes twenty-three stone plate lithographs, nine etchings and four serigraphs.

With Barry Chappell’s guidance, consumers will feel confident in their investment in these pieces that have enjoyed historic appreciation. Henry Miller’s Centennial and Kubo collections celebrate his life and are expressions of his naïve artistic style. Known to have offered him personal satisfaction during their creation, they were not specifically intended for public sale.

Of particular interest in Mr. Chappell’s Fine Art Showcase auction are items from Henry Miller’s personal memorabilia, including a collection of signed and unsigned books from his library, several art tools - including boxes of pastels, ink wells, extensively used paint brushes, (Mr. Miller saved everything) color charts and even a suitcase, packed personally by Mr. Miller complete with clothing including his famous red vest, eyeglasses, suits, toiletries and journals. These pieces will be a unique addition to any personal or museum collection.

The always passionate, patient and highly knowledgeable Mr. Chappell makes fine art buying and collecting easy for his cadre of loyal viewers. “Collecting art should be fun” he believes. “So I try to create a great television shopping experience that is educational and enjoyable.” He is thrilled when the very community that has made his show popular enters the exciting world of art collecting.

Through the use of documentaries about artists and interviews with those who are available to appear on his show, Barry Chappell’s Fine Art Showcase has developed an incredible following nationwide and is now destination viewing on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. Newly educated art buyers tune in to bid on sought after items at competitive prices supported by extraordinary customer service.

Barry Chappell’s Fine Art Showcase strives to bring the most desired museum quality originals, signed, numbered and limited edition lithographs, serigraphs, etchings, handcrafted glass, sculptures and rare fine art at exceptional values in the comfort of your own home.


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