Hessam Abrishami to Unveil 9/11 Painting, Donate to FDNY Foundation


"Still Standing" by Hessam Abrishami

We’re very excited to announce, together with exhibitor Studio Fine Art, that world renowned artist Hessam Abrishami will be unveiling the September 11 remembrance painting “Still Standing” at Artexpo New York on Saturday, March 26. Hessam will donate the 48″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas, valued at $24,000, to the FDNY Foundation Inc. The painting will then be auctioned off on April 14, 2011 at the FDNY Foundation’s Annual Dinner.

Hessam will unveil the painting at noon on Saturday and present it to a uniformed FDNY (Fire Department New York) representative at Studio Fine Art’s Booth #907.

For Hessam, “Still Standing” is a very personal statement, one that bridges two cultures. He explains his inspiration for creating it:

I see a similar devastation almost every day in my country, Iran. I know how hard it is and I know how proud we can be of the American people for coming together and moving forward.

Hessam is an expressionist painter, known for his use of vibrant colors and his dynamic sense of composition. As part of the contemporary art scene for more than forty years. he has exhibited in over 100 solo gallery shows and over 25 international exhibitions. Hessam has also shown his work in multiple museum exhibits, including the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Tehran, Iran, the Museum of Arts and Sciences of Daytona Beach, Florida, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Based in Westlake Village, California, Studio Fine Art is the art publishing company of artists Hessam Abrishami, Goli Mahallati, and Parviz Payghamy, and is the official distributors of their original paintings, limited edition prints, and bronze sculptures.

Artexpo New York is looking foward to welcoming Hessam and Studio Fine Art this week on Pier 94 in Manhattan. For more information on Hessam Abrishami or Studio Fine Art, please visit their website, studiofineart.com.

5 Responses to “Hessam Abrishami to Unveil 9/11 Painting, Donate to FDNY Foundation”

  1. Kathleen Forte

    I am very moved by your painting and interpretation. As a 3 week volunteer during those first weeks of 9/11 in NYC it is still the biggest and most life changing experience I’ve lived through. I tweeted (#!/budsgardenscape) your link as well this morning and I wish you luck in the auction. Beautiful, just beautiful.

    Kathleen Forte

  2. maryam rafieipour

    Thank you

  3. josephine goldthorpe

    Can i just say how beautiful your artwork is. Shows so much effort and gives people that are looking and observing the picture a happy,warm feeling. Its very moving and very touching. I take art for gcse and i think that your artwork inspires me and gives me ideas to extend on. i like how your art work id different from each of the ones you did. I love how you blended in the colours and how you made the picture blend in together. It looks bold and stands out. I love how the paiting is called still standing and how it relates to a very personal statement of yours, one that bridges two cultures and i love how you explained your inspiration for creating it.

  4. Dorin

    David Marc Sullins It’s frustrating Every year when the aeirvnnsary of 9/11/01 comes, we see the horrifying images and sit through the documentaries about that day. Some of us watch them, unable to look away, even though doing so brings back memories and emotional scars that may only be starting to heal from the previous year.

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