Rahway, NJ, June 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Acclaimed fine artist Mike Kupka will be unveiling new originals and prints from his latest body of work, featuring pieces of MLB and NHL legends. M4 Studios is releasing these works at three major events in 2016: The Art of Baseball Exhibit at the MLB All-Star Game Fanfest in San Diego and The 37th National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City.
Each event will showcase brand new pieces from Kupka, a New Jersey native, first-place winner of Beckett’s 10th annual Sports Gallery Contest who was named one of U.S. Art Magazine’s “25 Artists You Should Know.” Kupka has produced artwork for Topps, MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, Lucas Films, Disney Fine Art and King Features. His pieces appear worldwide in galleries as well as in the private collections of numerous athletes and celebrities.
“The Art of Baseball” Exhibit, MLB All-star Game Fanfest
When: Friday, July 8, 2016-Tuesday, July 12th
Where: The San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
**Featuring various new All-Star pieces including: Mike Trout, Tony Gwynn, Kris Bryant and Clayton Kershaw
The 37th National Sports Collectors Convention
When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016-Sunday, August 7, 2016
Where: Booth 248
Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
**Featuring the debut of Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup Champions piece featuring Mark Messier, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch and Adam Graves. Other new artwork and sketch cards will also be available
About the Artist:
Mike Kupka’s work is inspired by music, movies and his love of sports. His portrait of Ozzy Osbourne caught the eye of a Disney Company representative that led to an eight-year stint as a licensed artist for the Disney Company. After working with Disney, Kupka created several originals and limited edition prints for Lucas Films. Several of those originals are now part of the private collection of George Lucas. Kupka is currently licensed by Major League Baseball.
Kupka studied at duCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ where he was introduced to the work of his greatest influences: Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, Robert McGinnis and James Bama, by his professor and mentor, Peter Caras.
Kupka is involved in several charities. He has donated artwork or portions of his sales to The Ashley Lauren Foundation, Ronald McDonald House New York, The Ed Lucas Foundation, The AHRC New York City Foundation and the New York Yankees Foundation.
He is available for individual commissions.
For additional info visit: www.mikekupka.com
**All prints are numbered, signed and include a certificate of authenticity**