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Garden of Eden Blooms on Vasaribooks Website

It is always springtime in the garden of the great botanical illustrators.

Paris, France, March 30, 2008 --( If you are intrigued by constant discovery and unprecedented innovation and beauty, an extraordinary opportunity awaits you. The Garden of Eden Membership, a special fine art subscription program promoted by Vasari Antique Prints and Fine Works of Art, offers the chance to own 13 rare original botanical prints by history’s most celebrated artists.

The Garden of Eden Membership provides subscribers with an unparalleled and tangible introduction to the great creators of botanical masterpieces by offering the opportunity to acquire exceptional pieces of artwork on an ongoing basis for a fraction of their retail cost. The Garden of Eden Membership makes available to every subscriber a selection of original botanical prints ranging from the early fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, certificates of authenticity, and relevant historical documentation. A chance for many consumers to become a fine collector.

The cost of the entire Membership is a fraction of what most rare print companies in the US and Europe charge for a single print by a renowned artist. Rare copies of blooms like Marc Catesby's Magnolia Blossom (1743) and Redoute's Amaryllis (1802) command up to $75,000, but most prints are priced under $20,000. At prominent NYC galleries, Parrot Tulips from Redoute's Les Liliacees (1802-1816) is priced at $18,000. In California, a Pomo Amoris, from Besler's Hortus Eystettensis (1606-1612) sells for $5400.

Original botanical prints of this caliber purchased on an individual basis outside of the membership are far more costly. Based on diminishing supply, high quality prints are becoming scarce. It is important to collect original prints that meet high standards of condition, quality and artistic merit, a connoisseurship that takes years to acquire and one that Garden of Eden immediately makes available to its subscribers through its superb artistic offering. This offering is the result of painstaking efforts to locate and acquire the best and most representative examples of the era. The Garden of Eden offers its subscribers an affordable and unique means to explore and enjoy the past, now and well into the future. To ensure the exclusivity and quality of the Membership, the program will be limited to a maximum of 100 subscribers for the year 2008.

For further information, please contact them at: +33 6 76 165 165 or e-mail them at:

About Them

Vasari's Online Gallery offers Rare Illustrated Color Plate Books and Antique Prints dating from the early fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. Specialization in Botanical Flower Prints, Botanical Fruit Prints, Bird Prints, Fish Prints, Shell and Coral Prints. Celebrated artists include Redoute, Besler, Sweert and Knorr. Additional categories feature Original Vintage Posters by Cheret, Lautrec, Mucha and others. The largest online selection available of Original Antique Prints.

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Claire Cernoia
+33 6 76 165 165

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