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.

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