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

d. michelle hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Dec 9 18:41:55 EST 2007


I think Mark's talking about the ebay links from
your homepage that you sent us to:


> To Bid Go Here.

>

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


I also cannot get to the ebay auctions for the paintings. Same error message.

Michelle


>Okay here is again. Baltimore Sun first page front-page story.

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

>.story

>

>Robert

>

>-----Original Message-----

>From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-bounces at igda.org]

>On Behalf Of Ioo

>Sent: Sunday, December 09, 2007 6:17 PM

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>Subject: Re: [games_access] Robert Florio's painting, on eBay now. Raising

>funds.

>

>Robert the link on that page goes to...

>

>

> *This listing (330195935943) has been removed or is no

>longer

>available. Please make sure you entered the right item number. *

>If the listing was removed by eBay, consider it canceled. Note: Listings

>that have ended more than 90 days ago will no longer appear on eBay.

>

>

>

>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

>>

>>

>>

>> Front page the Baltimore Sun story.

>>

>>

>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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