Street Artist to Sell ‘Portraits for Perry’ to Benefit Art Miami Founder’s Charity
Nick Korniloff looks to honor his stepson's legacy.
Now, street artist Al Baseer Holly, known as ABH, will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of commissioned portraits to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the couple.
The “Portraits for Perry” initiative hopes to raise $400,000 to establish the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School, in Jupiter, Florida, where the teen was set to begin school in the Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy just three weeks after his tragic disappearance.
“Perry was extremely passionate about art, our environment, marine life and the wild. He was a teenager with big dreams and a great imagination,” said Korniloff and Cohen in a statement. “The art world has been a positive source of support since day one after our son went missing, and a critical participant as we continue the healing process and carry on Perry’s legacy.”
In addition to providing environmental education, the laboratory will feature a mural of Cohen created by street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed a logo for the foundation.
Collectors wishing to commission ABH to create their portrait are asked to submit a photograph to the artist’s gallery, Arcature Fine Art of Palm Beach. Prices begin at $10,000 for a 38-inch-square canvas, and all commissions are subject to the artist’s approval.
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