AUGUST 2005 EDITION of The Art Shop E-News


It may be the lazy days of summer, but here at The Art Shop, things are buzzing. There are several new releases just out and the staff is busily preparing for the upcoming one-man shows by Pino and the Frogman.


Artist Hessam Abrishami has just released TENDER SHOULDER (left). This beautiful and colorful 36 x 36 image has been created with a revolutionary new printing process called Toccare. (Toe – car-ee) One of the many unique qualities of a Toccare is that it is printed directly on a flat aluminum board. The image is textured with many layers of color that illuminate tones of copper and silver creating an iridescent look unlike any other print on the market today. The Toccare is another step closer to an original. The edition is extremely limited at only 45.

PASSIONATE WHISPERAnother new work by Hessam is PASSIONATE WHISPER (right). This is a 24 x 30 Giclee on canvas. Passionate Whisper is a dynamic composition with vibrant colors. In addition, the new Faces Suite by Hessam offers four women with their own distinct personalities. Purchased as a suite or as individuals, these magnificent reproductions on canvas will make a perfect addition to any collection.

12" x 12" Each (sold as a suite)
Four Gicleés on Canvas - NEW RELEASE
Sienna Fiorenza
Venetia Rosalia

We have also just posted 12 NEW ORIGINALS by Hessam on our website.
With these new releases, Hessam has proven yet again that his diverse and wonderful visual vocabulary produces remarkable images.



Frogman Tim Cotterill is very busy these days. His growing menagerie of frogs now includes two new releases: Scout and Cliffhanger.

Scout 3 ½ x 4 ½ x 1 ¾ Cliffhanger 11 ½ x 7 x 13 ¼


FROGMANMark the date November 12th. Frogman will be appearing in person at The Art Shop. If you haven’t reserved your special “Show Frog,” time is running out. BLUE MAN CHU (RIGHT) is done in an edition of only 100 and is now almost ¾ of the way sold out. August is the last month to purchase at the original issue price of $650.00. Beginning September 1st, the price will increase to $695.00. Be sure to call us toll free at 888-336-3736 and reserve Blue Man Chu before it’s too late.


THOMAS ARVIDHyperrealism meets wine country idealism in IT TAKES TWO by Thomas Arvid. The shadows of the bottle are reflected in the glasses. Even the stem of a wine glass contains a perfect reflection of bottle and cork, capturing the essence of easy living in masterfully crafted detail.

It Takes Two is a 32 x 18 giclee on canvas and is signed and numbered by Arvid.

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NEW ART AUCTION FOR CHARITY PROGRAM - – Purchase fine art at a fraction of the value and benefit your favorite charity.

This month’s charity auction piece is Leon de Leon by Victor Shvaiko. This edition is now sold out and very difficult to find on the secondary market. JUST CLICK HERE to view this month’s donation piece and to see details on how the program works.

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