SOURCE: Masterpiece Investments

Masterpiece Investments

July 26, 2012 08:30 ET

Sculptures From Chiurazzi International to Be Displayed at the Street of Dreams in Portland, Oregon From July 26 - August 28, 2012

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Chiurazzi International, LTD is proud to announce the unveiling of several masterpieces that will adorn The Da Vinci at the Vineyard by Hutchinson Home Builders with home design by Mark Stewart at the 2012 Street of Dreams. These masterpieces will be on display from July 26th - August 28th, 2012.

A spectacular collection of classic, European bronze sculpture from the Chiurazzi Collection based in Casoria, Italy will be on display, to include exacting replicas made from the original moulds of Giambologna's Mercury, Donatello's David, the Torso Aphrodite by Praxiteles, the Rape of Proserpina by Bernini, and other great masterful works. The Da Vinci will also showcase several original sculptures provided by Masterpiece Investments Corporation, another local fine art distributor, by the patriarch artist of their collection, Lorenzo Ghiglieri, and Michelangelo's Madonna Bust from the Pieta.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to showcase this caliber of classical fine art at the premier luxury home show in the country. The 'Street of Dreams' was founded in Portland, Oregon 36 years ago and is the longest-running luxury showcase of homes in the country. We believe that the rich tradition of Chiurazzi and the Street of Dreams complement each other very well," commented Gordon Root, Managing Director of Chiurazzi International.

The Da Vinci, home at approximately 4,800 square feet features a formal dining area with a full stone wall, hand stained beams and art niches where many of the Chiurazzi pieces can be found. As designer Mark Stewart elaborated, "We selected these specific pieces of art to create a balanced feel of femininity, to contrast with the texture of the masculine, rustic exposed stone wall. We are very pleased with the outcome and are certain the public will agree. It is a great result which is certain to awe and inspire."

Masterpiece Investments and Chiurazzi International look forward to sharing the beauty of their collections with the estimated 60,000 Portlanders who are anticipated to visit the 2012 Street of Dreams which opens to the public on Saturday, July 28th and remains open until Sunday, August 26th. The Street of Dreams will be open daily from 11:00am-8:00pm at the Vineyard in West Linn off the 10th Street Exit of I-205. For more information on the 2012 Street of Dreams visit

About Chiurazzi International, LTD
The Chiurazzi Collection is the single most important collection of artistic bronze sculpture moulds ever to be assembled in the history of the world; In short, it is the national archive of Italian Sculpture and Artifacts. Chiurazzi International LTD., whose collection holds more than 1,650 artistic bronze moulds from the likes of classic artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Cellini and Giambologna, Donatello, Canova, and Praxiteles among many others. The foundry was founded by Genarro Chiurazzi in 1870 and received special dispensation by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Goods and Activities to take plaster moulds of the original masterpieces in museums such as the Vatican Museum in Rome, the National Archeological Museum in Naples, the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, the Villa Borghese in Rome, everything excavated from Pompeii and Herculaneum, and later expanded to museums such as the Louvre in Paris, the Olympic Museum in Greece, and the British Museum in London among many others. To learn more about the Chiurazzi Collection visit

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