Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection

The 70th anniversary celebration continues with a dazzling display of eclectic art by acclaimed contemporary artists carefully chosen by Warner Brothers Consumer Products. Various mediums are used to re-imagine the 1939 film's iconic characters and themes.

Artists and Pieces are:

Angelo Aversa
Dream Oz
Woodcut print drawn, carved, printed by hand using Kitakata paper from Japan and Charbonnel black and gold inks

Romero Britto
The Good Witch, The Wicked Witch, There’s No Place Like Home, and Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz
Acrylic on canvas

Gentle Giant Studios
Wicked Witch of the West, Winged Monkey, Glinda the Good Witch, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Dorothy Gale
Resin Busts

Phillip Graffham
Father Oz
Mixed Media, beads, recycled objects

Gris Grimly
Anywhere But Home

Marcus Antonius Jansen
E Pluribus Unum
Oil enamel collage on canvas

Johnny Johns
Il Magio di Oz
Acrylic paint on cotton canvas

William Joyce
Where Happy Little Bluebirds Fly, Winged Monkeys Sit Nearby
Oil on clay board

Joel Nakamura
Tin Man’s Dream
Polymer and resin on metal

Nelson De La Nuez
Ditching Dorothy
Mixed media using acrylic paints, watercolors, and oil pastels on canvas

Glen Orbik
Emerald Beauties
Oil on Bristol board

Girl From Kansas

Alex Ross
My Pretties
Gouache on Bristol board

Todd White
Bar Tales
Oil on canvas

Surrender Dorothy
Oil on canvas

The art collection will premiere during the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair at Ocean Drive Magazine's Paint the Town Green gala Emerald City event December 5th. The spectacular Oz art exhibition will be on public display alongside The Ruby Slipper Collection at the Miami Children's Museum December 9 - 23.
Several artists will become licensees and their works will be sold through the artists themselves and authorized galleries. There are tentative plans for the Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection to tour. Select pieces will be auctioned in October 2009 benefitting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation after a year of events commemorating the 70th annivesary of The Wizard of Oz.