Final Gallery Showing of works by Allan Amato
March 23, 2013 at 7pm
6150 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA
All sales on centuryguild.net (when you enter the code MICHAELFOX) through March 23 benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, plus Silent Auction and eBay of Allan Amato artworks.
Some time ago my friend Allan Amato began a project in honor of his good friend Becky who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at an alarmingly young age- the reach of this illness was far greater than he had imagined, and he wanted to share his new awareness with his peers.
Allan asked luminaries of the creative world to pose for photographs as part of a campaign “illuminating” the disease, pulling it from the shadows and making people aware of the depth and breadth of its existence. Fantasy stalwarts Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean- action stars Randy Couture, Thomas Jane, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Danny Trejo- and music icons My Chemical Romance and Al Jourgensen of Ministry are just some of the names who stepped in to help the cause and raised lantern, torches, and other light sources to the cause.
A year and a half later, the show has toured the country and the final stop is at Century Guild’s LA location (Culver City to be exact). The artworks that toured for the exhibition will be “silent auctioned” with 100% going directly to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research, and to add to that we’re making a special discount code that will make any purchases made on the Century Guild website direct a portion to the charity as well.
Bid online on signed art prints from Kevin Smith, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Fairuza Balk, and Gerard Way by clicking here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/323allanamato/m.html
A (semi) complete listing of the artworks that will be available at the silent auction is listed below- you can write to GALLERY AT CENTURYGUILD DOT NET to place a remote bid. We expect surprises and last-minute additions at things get unpacked closer to the event so we hope you can be there!
001. Framed Grant Morrison print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
002. Framed Neil Gaiman print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
003. Framed Kevin Smith print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
004. Framed Stephanie Leonidas print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
005. Framed Terry Gilliam print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
006. Framed Fairuza Balk print (red baroque frame, from touring exhibition) (36 x 42, edition 1 of 1)
DONATE BY OTHER PURCHASES
One good turn deserves another, so to thank you for your support of this important cause, we will give anyone purchasing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING on our website 10% off for the entire month of March- and then we will take an additional 20% and make a donation on your behalf to the Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson’s Research. Take this opportunity to get something nice for yourself- whether it’s a t-shirt, a book, or a museum quality piece of 19th century art- enter the code MICHAELFOX at www.centuryguild.net and see the profits from your purchase going to an important charity.
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