If you have a passion for sports, basketball, the LA Lakers and fine art then we have something wonderful for you! Created by artist Shane Stover is a beautiful portrait montage of Kobe Bryant . The original artwork is an acrylic painting on canvas and we have procured the only reproductions that were run as a Limited Edition of 500. These Limited Edition pieces of art are signed by the artist and signed by Kobe Bryant himself! Yes, Kobe Bryant actually touched these giclée on canvas works of art and signed them with his own bare hands! Can you feel the powerful Kobe energy pouring off of these amazing paintings? We can, and we are offering them to you for $1,800 a piece. Purchase One Now. A steal of a deal when compared to the going rate for the original work of art that is NOT signed by Kobe for the amount of $12,500.00.
About the Artist Shane Stover
Shane began his professional career as a portrait artist while still in his teens. By the time he graduated from high school he had earned multiple art awards, scholarships, and completed many commissioned pieces. He continued on at San Francisco State University where he received a Bachelor Of Art Degree in 2004. Shane began playing baseball at an early age and played throughout college, this gave him the love for baseball and appreciation for the commitment and talent of athletes that is clearly demonstrated in his work. Now residing in Los Angeles, Shane works in both illustration and the fine arts as a concept artist, product designer and 3D modeler. His art depicts the powerful and strong excitement experienced during a game, he manages to capture the unique explosive energy, motion and adrenaline of the athletes he paints giving his artwork that electric energy a fan gets when witnessing the amazing feats of athletic ability for the first time.
About the Basketball Player Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, Kobe Bryant, is an amazing athlete and a philanthropist who devotes his time, financial resources and passion to causes that benefit youth and young adults in need. Over the course of his career, Bryant has won five NBA championships, is a 15-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. Bryant serves as the National Ambassador for After-School All-Stars, a national after-school enrichment program for at-risk youth. He actively volunteers his time to Make-A-Wish Foundation and has even granted more than 100 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions – the most wishes granted of any professional athlete.
For more information on Shane Stover visit his website at stoverart.com. For more information on Kobe Bryant and his youth programs please visit his official website at kobebryant.com.
If you would like to purchase a Limited Edition giclée on canvas artwork signed by the artist and Kobe Bryant please click here.
Emeralds are a Girl’s Best Friend!
Do you remember what Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn did for Diamonds… If not these photos should jog your memory a little. Glam wham! Thank you Mam! Clearly these charming ladies set the precedent for a girl’s best friend and now Ian Harebottle, the CEO of Gemfields Plc, wants to do the same for Emeralds! Harebottle is the biggest producer of these beautiful green stones and he is looking for a global A-list celebrity to be the “Face of Emeralds” for the future.
Rarer than diamonds, yet cheaper, emeralds are gaining popularity amongst consumers - but fail to comprise more than 10 percent of global gem sales. At the same time, the more recent publicity surrounding Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry and the Duchess of Cambridge receiving engagement rings containing colored stones, has been very beneficial to the industry – further proving that a famous face might be just what the stone needs to boost its ratings. So who has the fan base to be able to stand out with the likes of Marilyn and Audrey? That’s some pretty tough competition! Who do you think would be the best 2013 Global starlet to fit the bill?
NBA Superstar and former L.A. Laker Luke Walton married his long-time love Bre Ladd in Aspen, Colorado this weekend.
The beautiful bride was decked out in diamonds from The Dina Collection, including Van Cleef and Arpels diamond earrings and a seriously blinged-out 40 carat diamond cuff worth more than $240,000. Check out photos of the gorgeous couple EXCLUSIVELY here!
LA Laker Luke Walton’s Wedding
One of our all time favorite supermodels (and we mean SUPER) Kate Moss is putting a collection of art up for sale through Christie’s Auction House. Want to know the best part? All the pictures are of Queen Kate herself!
Hailed as the ultimate fashion muse this is going to be one HOT auction. Philippe Garner, director of photographs at Christie’s, said Kate was ”delighted” to be told she was starring in her own show although she was “slightly bewildered to see herself turned into works of art being presented in Christie’s auction house.”
“She can see pictures she knows just as sheets from a magazine turned into full works of art.”
The show consists of 58 artworks of Ms.Kate including photographs by renowned artists like Annie Liebovitz, Sam Taylor-Wood and Mario Testino. Curated by art collector Gert Elfering, the sale will feature a mixture of photographs, paintings, sculptures, collages and even a tapestry. ”I am pleased to be working with Christie’s once again, on this occasion to celebrate the living icon Kate Moss,” said Elfering. “She is the subject and inspiration for this collection, but the importance of the present works is in her collaboration with the internationally renowned artists who created them. She has altered perceptions for women across the globe, encouraging them towards greater individuality and expressive freedom. There is so much you can learn from Kate – how you should always remain true to yourself, develop your own style, and emphasize your individuality.”
The sale will take place on September 25 and the public will be able to visit the collection at Christie’s in London from September 21 until September 24. This is a MUST SEE people! So who’s lending me their private jet?
What’s the old saying… any press is good press? Well we sure hope so because it looks like Conan O’Brien has discovered Beverly Hills Pawn – and you just aren’t somebody until Conan makes fun of you. Boy did he make fun… What Conan’s Watching
Beverly Hills Pawn on Conan O’Brien!
Watching the new season premiere of Dancing with the Stars TONIGHT at 8 ET / 7 CT on ABC!
Carrie Ann Inaba has worn jewels from The Dina Collection – Beverly Hills Pawn (pictured) in previous seasons. Stay tuned to see which sparkles she adorns herself with this season.