Art Miami announced today that visual and recording artist Al Baseer Holly AKA: ABH will launch his first exhibition at a major international fair, Art Miami from November 29-December 4th. The work is being represented by Arcature Fine Art, of Palm Beach. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of works at the exhibition will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. The Foundation plans to use those proceeds to enhance the newly created; Perry J. Cohen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
ABH is a 37 year old American contemporary artist living in Los Angeles by way of Philadelphia PA. His work is quickly being acquired and commissioned in a private manner by the likes of art collectors famed fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and Music Executive Tommy Mottolla. Recording artists School Boy Q, YG, Dom Kennedy, record executive Archie Davis of Interscope, Atlantic Records Dallas Martin and Randall “Sickamore” Medford of Sony.
"ABH artwork is the New Pop Culture Art of today mixing a colorful take on cartoon, humor, an eclectic cool factor. It hangs with Warhol, Haring, Basquiat, Lichtenstein and Condo". He is a true street artist with a bundle of talent!" said Famed Fashion Designer, Art Collector and PJCF Supporter Tommy Hilfiger.
His creative spirit as a visual artist started at birth and at the young age of 18, he had success as a recording artist working with Pharell Williams and many others. His career and contacts as a multi faceted artist have taken him around the world and provided access to many experiences, circumstances and people which are being relived and portrayed through his first international exhibition at Art Miami entitled "Childhood Access Memories" ABH uses a colorful expressions of animation and cartoons to tell stories of hardships, romances and triumphs featured in his art work and first in his Music that has helped him develop a style of literal images with abstract meaning although clean in look he considers it to be very loose and free like one of his art idols
the great Jean Michel Basquiat. "A great new artist to watch!!! Keep an eye out for this up-and-comer" said Music Executive and Art Collector Tommy Mottola.
“We are very thankful to Ryan Ross of Arcature Fine Art and ABH in helping to carry out our son Perry’s legacy by supporting our foundation and scholarships for deserving students at the University. Perry was extremely passionate about art and the education and preservation of our environment, marine and wildlife. Perry would have loved the essence of ABH’S “Childhood Access Memories” as he was a teenager with big dreams and a great imagination and many characters in the subject matter of the work presented capture his interest and love of life” said Pamela Cohen and Nick Korniloff, Perry Cohen’s Mother and Stepfather; Director and Partner of Art Miami.
ABOUT THE PERRY J. COHEN FOUNDATION:
Perry Cohen is a 14-year-old boy who went missing at sea on July 24, 2015. He was last seen leaving the Jupiter, Florida inlet on his good friend's boat. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) conducted one of the largest Search and Rescue (SAR) missions in modern day history to find Perry and his friend. The Perry J. Cohen Foundation (PJCF) is a non- for- profit 501(c)(3), established by Perry’s mother, Pamela Cohen, and his stepfather, Nicholas Korniloff. The Foundation was created to carry on Perry's legacy and support what he was most passionate about. The PJCF is devoted to the advancement of: Boating Safety, Environmental, Marine & Wildlife Education and Preservation, Teenage Entrepreneurship, and The Arts. For more information or to make a donation visit: www.pjcf.org
ABOUT ART MIAMI LLC:
Art Miami LLC is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. In addition to three fairs during Miami Art Week, Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami, the company annually produces the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary in January; Art Wynwood during Presidents Day weekend in February; Art New York and CONTEXT New York at Pier 94 in New York in May; Art Southampton in July; and Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco in October.