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NEW YORK, NY, February 16, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Internationally known artist and humanitarian, Daryush Shokof has been creating celebrated paintings and sculptures for more than 35 years. He first gained global recognition with an extraordinary and thought provoking performance art installation in 1989. Using a seesaw, the artist posed on one side-opposite a few written words. The display highlighted the imbalance between human beings and the written words: Religions, Politics, Banks and War. The monumental performance was featured for one week in front of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany to great acclaim. Now, he will take that unique concept to a new level with his new Art4+ multi-billion dollar work of art, meant to raise funds for the needy and promote world peace. This event is truly historic, in that it will offer the most valuable artwork ever featured at an auction.
"My dream is that this new art auction will help promote wellness on earth by dedicating part of the funds raised to people in need," said Daryush Shokof. "I would like to focus first on helping children in need, through my charity; The Shokof Foundation, and to support efforts to free political prisoners in Iran."
The multi-billion dollar artwork, called ART4+, is comprised of a seesaw with one billion dollars in real paper money on one side and a very small mystery element on the other, that appears to weigh more than the pyramid of cash. Opening bids for the unique masterpiece is 4 Billion Dollars, and much of the funds raised will go directly to The Shokof Foundation and other charities.
Daryush Shokof is currently in Germany overseeing the construction of the 4 gigantic metal seesaws that will soon be shipped to the USA. He will be present at the global campaign for the ART4+ Auction and the retrospective of his life's art and films in New York City this year. The artist and philanthropist will dedicate at least 10 million USD from sales to support humanitarian causes.
"My goal is to show people something they have never seen before, and through this process, promote global wellness and peace to all who live on planet earth," said Shokof.
This will be a VIP event with celebrities and outstanding musical performances by some of music's biggest stars in attendance. Also expected to attend this historic cultural event are Heads of State, influential Art World Personalities, Prominent Dignitaries, Global Leaders, and International Royalty.
"I believe I was born to help others and I feel blessed to have been able to do it through the arts, said Shokof. "I hope my work inspires people in power and other artists, and that it leads to good works around the world."
This rare cultural event will be held on June 23, 2018 at The American Stock Exchange Building in New York City. To learn more about this occasion, or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.art4ny.com.
Daryush Shokof is an artist and film-maker who left Iran in the 1970s for the U.S. and under the name of AliReza Shokoufandeh. He studied mathematics and physics at E.N.M.U. and then went on to get a masters degree in management from U.D. in Texas.
Website: https://www.4art4.com/ and https://www.art4ny.com/
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