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VASE OF ROSES MIRRORED
VASE OF ROSES MIRRORED

42" x 28" x 6" Mirrored Stainless Steel

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GOLD LACE CHROME ROSE
GOLD LACE CHROME ROSE

48" x 48" x 6" Mirrored Chrome

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ACRYLIC ROSE - Burgundy on Blue
ACRYLIC ROSE - Burgundy on Blue

32" x 32" x 7.5" Acrylic

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ACRYLIC ROSE - Red on Multicolor
ACRYLIC ROSE - Red on Multicolor

32" x 32" x 7.5" Acrylic

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ACRYLIC ROSE - Yellow on Red
ACRYLIC ROSE - Yellow on Red

32" x 32" x 7.5" Acrylic

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ACRYLIC ROSE - Red on Pink
ACRYLIC ROSE - Red on Pink

32" x 32" x 7.5" Acrylic

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CRUSH - ROSE ON RED
CRUSH - ROSE ON RED

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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CRUSH - ROSE ON PINK
CRUSH - ROSE ON PINK

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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CRUSH - ROSE ON PLUM
CRUSH - ROSE ON PLUM

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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CRUSH - ROSE ON CORAL
CRUSH - ROSE ON CORAL

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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CRUSH - ROSE ON GOLD
CRUSH - ROSE ON GOLD

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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CRUSH - ROSE ON BLUE
CRUSH - ROSE ON BLUE

Layered Laser Cut Enamel 3D - 3 Panel Sculpture 32"H x 22.5"W x 6"D Edition #TBD/35

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When MICHAEL KALISH combined pop culture and Americana with the object of his fascination, the heretofore “lowly license plate” was elevated from garages and highways to the living room wall. In the process, he became the artist responsible for creating a new genre, winning international acclaim, and setting his expectation-defying career into motion.

Out of the utilitarian and overlooked, Kalish fashions works of steely confidence, proudly displaying their wear, patina and rust as a tribute to that which endures. His license plate works include homages to America itself and to many of it’s most recognizable faces, capturing the likenesses of Marilyn, Elvis, The Beatles, and Mickey Mouse, all with a wink to pop masters such as Warhol and Lichtenstein. His roses, both framed and freestanding, are made from automobile parts; their surprising voluptuousness led to solo exhibitions in Museums and Galleries in Stockholm, Geneva and New York. His giant abstracts, comprised of recycled classic car parts from the 50’s and 60’s, triumphantly declare their resurrections. His three-dimensional editions, constructed of high-gloss metal layers, playfully interact with viewers, affording unique experiences depending upon their vantage points.

Monumental outdoor installations by Kalish include: the historic Muhammad Ali tribute- “reALIze”- wherein 1300 punching bags suspended 22-feet high conspire to form a three- dimensional rendering of the heavyweight champion’s famous face, a series of two dozen towering pinwheels engineered on behalf of COPD awareness- exhibited at the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as The Perrier-Jouet Monument and “Raise The Caliber, a monumental public work made of reclaimed guns designed as a statement against violence, which is currently traveling the US.

Embraced by critics, dealers, and an impressive list of contemporary art collectors, Michael Kalish’s original roses, abstracts and limited edition dimensional works, as well as his legendary license plate sculptures, are featured in the collections of world leaders, fortune 100 companies, past Presidents, professional athletes and musicians. His unique position as a preeminent arbiter of style and taste has led to features in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Details, Wired, ArtNews and the feature of stories on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, E! MSN, TMZ, and most recently the host of Discovery Channel’s- “Final Offer”.