[games_access] Robert Florio's painting, on eBay now. Raising funds.

Robert Florio arthit73 at cablespeed.com
Sun Dec 9 18:22:27 EST 2007


Okay here is again. Baltimore Sun first page front-page story.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bal-te.to.painter04dec04,0,7488618
.story

Robert

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Robert the link on that page goes to...


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Robert Florio wrote:

> Hi I'm just sending you a quick message to get the word out. I finished a

> huge portrait for the Babe Ruth Museum title, The Golden Babe, i'm hoping

> that This EBay Auction Only Few of the Reproductions on Who Gets Your

> Attention or You Can Spread the Word to Other People. If I can raise

enough

> funds I can afford going to GDC.

>

>

>

> To Bid Go Here.

>

> http://www.robertflorio.com/Auctioned_Paintings.html

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> Front page the Baltimore Sun story.

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>

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/bal-te.to.painter04dec04,0,7488618

> .story

>

>

>

> It is an 18 x 24 painting I did with my mouth of Babe Ruth. I was also

> recently in the front page of the Baltimore Sun newspaper. Check out that

> article. I hope I get more reaction on the reproductions.

>

>

>

> God bless you all and have a great and wonderful holiday.

>

>

>

>

>

> A few of these reproductions are signed by big-name baseball athletes

> including Alex Rodríguez, Kevin Mallar, Brian Roberts, Nick Markakis.

>

>

>

> I hope to get your help if you will to spread the word and see some

> reproductions of a beautiful piece of artwork. If you're interested in

> purchasing the original please let me know and we can arrange that.

>

>

>

> In Baltimore city on 216 Emory St. you can see the original painting where

> it is now on location for a limited time at the actual Babe Ruth Museum

and

> birthplace.

>

>

>

> This online auction currently starts now on eBay and it is ending in 10

days

> December 18. It has a reserve price on it but the bid starts at $50. I'm

> hoping to get at least $200 and $300 on them. Might seem like a lot of

> money but considering these are limited reproduction I only reproduced 14,

> and only these are signed by one of the athletes one of them each by the

> four athletes ever signed by them no more. Please spread the word and

take

> a bid it will be a great piece of collection.

>

>

>

> It certainly would be heart-wrenching if they do not get bided on.

>

>

>

> I've had the pleasure to share my talent in my story with you over the

> years. Once I finally get a great opportunity to paint an amazing

painting

> and share it with you is your opportunity to have it in your house. I

don't

> think too many of these things for people to have available but this is an

> incredible opportunity. The Babe Ruth Museum never auctioned off war had

a

> commissioned painting by an artist before then that combine with my

ability

> makes for great story in great history behind the value of this painting.

>

>

>

> I hope you will find it in your heart to want this painting in your

> possession. I am actually graduating from the Art Institute online, a

> bachelor's degree in game art and design December 13. I'm receiving a

> Dean's merit award onstage in Pittsburgh for graduation, the student with

> the most perseverance, accomplish the most, and represents the heart of a

> student. I hope I'll see a lot of you have my graduation party coming up.

> Stay tuned.

>

>

>

>

>

> Have a great holiday and I wish you the best.

>

>

>

> Your friend.

>

>

>

> Robert Florio

>

> www.RobertFlorio.com

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>

>

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