SOURCE: Image Innovations Holdings, Inc.

March 02, 2005 10:44 ET

Image Innovations Sports & Entertainment to Feature All-Star Artist Line Up at 27th Annual Artexpo in New York

Image to Showcase Celebrity Artwork From Four Acclaimed Artists

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2005 -- Image Innovations Holdings, Inc.'s (OTC BB: IMGV) wholly owned subsidiary, Image Innovations Sports & Entertainment Inc., today announced it will showcase works of four acclaimed artists plus work by one upcoming artist at this week's 27th annual Artexpo at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York.

The event, which has been defining popular art for more than a quarter of a century, draws tens of thousands of qualified buyers and art enthusiasts to view its collections each year.

Renowned artist and creative director for Image Innovations Sports and Entertainment, Carlo Beninati, together with celebrated sports artist Doug London, former child prodigy James Fiorentino and distinguished sports artist Darryl Vlasak will exhibit original works featuring such legendary sports figures as Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez, to name a few. Also on display will be personal interpretations of the famed Breast Cancer Awareness stamp by artists Carlo Beninati and Doug London.

For the first time, work by the upcoming artist Joe Di Tomasso will be exhibited. He is becoming recognized for his soft stills, blended shades and dynamic color structures.

"Artexpo is one of the premier events for both art industry professionals and consumers," said Philippe Uhrik, vice president of sales. "More than 40,000 anticipated attendees from all parts of the globe will have an opportunity to view and purchase works from our collection which we believe is one of the largest and finest of its kind in existence."

The show, which opens to the public on Thursday, March 3, runs through Sunday, March 6. Attendees represent art galleries, art dealers, interior designers and distributors as well as general art enthusiasts.

About Image Innovations Holdings, Inc.

Image Innovations Holdings, Inc. consists of two wholly owned subsidiaries -- Image Sports & Entertainment (Image Innovations Sports & Entertainment Inc.), which markets and sells celebrity artwork and collectibles, offering unique collectible sports memorabilia through a targeted distribution network of major retailers, cruise ships, military installations and celebrity auction events.

Products include limited art creations by renowned artists and featured sports legends with the personal signatures of both the artist and the sports celebrity. For more information about Image Sports & Entertainment visit http://www.ImageiiSportsEnt.com. Image Innovations (Image Innovations Inc.) has entered into several license agreements with premier sports properties in North America, including the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), Riddell Sports Group and ABC Sports. Backed by these licenses, Image Innovations creates officially licensed products for sports retailers and the corporate market, and is becoming a recognized marketer and manufacturer of officially licensed and promotional products. For more information about Image Innovations visit http://www.Imageii.com.

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Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:

    Michael Radcliffe
    COO
    Image Innovations Sports & Entertainment Inc.
    518-589-0226
    mradcliffe@imageii.com