Collectable has partnered with renowned sports artist James Fiorentino to offer shares of some of his finest pieces of sports art.
Fiorentino, a watercolor master and one of the elite sports artists in the world, recently launched a new project, “There is Only One,” in which he paints 1-of-1 replicas of the most iconic trading cards in the world, including a replica of the famous 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card.
The partnership, which represents Collectable’s first foray into the sports-art space, will include IPO offerings from The Fiorentino Collection, beginning with his rendition of the Mantle card.
“This partnership represents a collision of two established asset classes — fine art and sports cards,” said Ezra Levine, CEO of Collectable. “Collectors keenly understand the importance of iconic underlying athlete and artist, coupled with rarity and cultural importance. Through this exciting partnership, people of all income brackets are able to invest in art from one of the greatest sports artists of all time. In fact, many consider Fiorentino as important to sports art as Rockwell was to Americana art.”
“It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm of collectors and investors seeking to own Fiorentino originals,” said Fiorentino, whose work has been displayed in galleries and museum throughout North America and Europe, including the Baseball Hall of Fame.
“Since the initial launch of ‘There is Ony One: The Most Iconic Trading Cards of All Time,’ the demand for my elite originals has exploded — the entire second series of paintings sold out before the artwork was even finished. Collectable, with their forward thinking and innovative team and platform, is the ideal partner for showcasing my artwork to a wider audience of collectors and investors, and to broaden the reach of the burgeoning sports art market as a whole.”
Fiorentino’s work will be on display at The National Sports Collectors Convention in Atlantic City July 27-31 and other private exhibitions.
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