by Kaci S.
ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2015 Launch Celebration!
First stop Florence, Italy, city chosen by the magazine’s team to be the host of the first book presentation before heading to Paris (France), New York, Miami (USA) and Barcelona (Spain). The city of renaissance celebrated the “Atim’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art”, the top 60 artists of the year selected by ArtTour International Magazine.
In an exciting event that took place Saturday June 6th 2015 at Libreria Todo Modo in Florence, ArtTour International Magazine celebrated the launch of its 3rd edition of the special issue ATIM’s TOP 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, a highly-anticipated and ground-breaking new publication – a testament to the magazine’s dedication and involvement with some of the most talented and inspiring artists operating in the world today.
Once again the team of ArtTour International Magazine was there to honor artists and the arts. As stated by ATIM’s Graphic Director Alan Grimandi “This third issue of ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art has been an amazing opportunity of discovery and growth for everyone involved. Our motivation remains unchanged—a thankful note to all those who make this publication possible and who make this world a more beautiful place.”
This state of the art publication features “Manma – God of Love” by master artist Hesham Malik from Barahin, on the front cover. (The artwork recently sold for over 8 Million dollars during an auction conducted by Sotherbys).
Back cover features “Gravity” the image of sculptural masterpiece by artist Lorenzo Quinn, son of the legendary Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn, a very recognized sculptor who is writing a history of his own with his monumental creations.
The book launch which will take place June 20th at the Barnes & Noble and all independent distributors, was announced during the event that will be broadcast via Toscana T.V. on Monday June 15th 2015. Italian art critic Fabrizio Borghini was present for the broadcast of the event at his TV show “Inconti con l’arte” for Toscana TV and the cameras of ATIMTV.com were present for international broadcasting.
During the launch celebration were present artists Antonella Laganà from Italy, Suzanne Duncan from Australia and Anna Paola Gorozpe from Mexico. The artists were presented with the ATIM’s Masters Certificate from the hands of ATIM’s Editor in Chief, international art personality Viviana Puello.
Mr. Orlando Velorio, Consul A. H. of Peru in Florence was present to receive the ATIM Master’s Certicate for artist Larry D’Arrigo from Peru.
Among the guests of honor Mr. Gianni Lusena, Consul A.H. of Colombia in Florence was present showing his support for the arts, Mr. Lusena has been a great supporter of the publication from its beginnings.
A video presentation and a behind-the-scenes expose will be featured on the ATIM Web TV channel to show our readers the immense amounts of work and dedication that it takes to complete such an endeavor as the compilation of this catalogue. Stay tuned and watch for the video on June 25th, 2015!