For more than twenty-five years, Charles Fazzino's name has been synonymous with bright, whimsical, and wonderfully detailed three-dimensional pop art. He is best known for the frenetic energy that infuses his work and a unique, hand-assembled 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life.Fazzino is the most popular 3-D artist in the world today with hundreds of galleries and museums exhibiting his work in 20 different countries.
Most famous for his renderings of New York and countless other cities, Fazzino has also painted many popular icons and events throughout the world, including Marilyn Monroe, the GRAMMY Awards, the Super Bowl, and the Indianapolis 500. He is also a 2009 recipient of the Ellis Medal of Honor, and recently completed an installation for American Airlines at the JFK International Airport in New York. The Art Museum/Fort Lauderdale was proud to debut Fazzino's "Faces of Fort Lauderdale" exhibition in 2010 as part of the city's official centennial celebration.
All art comes displayed in museum quality shadowbox frames, custom made to fit 3-D layering. Our shadowbox frames are comprised of 1.5" black matte finish wooden molding (the grain of the wood is not visible), double matting (typically a white outer mat and a black inner mat), backed with white foam core and fitted with plexiglass. Custom framing options are available, though cost is determined upon the style chosen.
Fazzinos often come in multiple edition types of the same image. Explanation of the edition breakdowns is as follows (variations may occur):
Regular Edition (#) - Two layers of dimensionality on white museum board. A Regular (also known as the Number Edition) typically has the largest amount of pieces produced within any edition on a given piece.
Deluxe Edition (DX) - Three layers of dimensionality on white museum board that is hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals. Typically a Deluxe has a slightly smaller edition size then a Regular on a given piece.
Premiere Edition (PR) - Three layers of dimensionality on an alternative color museum board (often black) that is hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals. Typically a Premiere has a slightly smaller edition size then a Regular and a Deluxe. Often Premieres come with special features. Signatures, larger sizes, extra embellishments and remarques vary by piece.
Other edition types have included Artist Proofs (AP), Artist Editions (AE), Artist Edition Deluxes (AEDX), Artist Proof Deluxes (APDX), Gold Edition (Gold) and Trial Proofs (TP).