Charles Fazzino is an American pop artist famous for his silkscreen serigraphs in a style of 3D Pop Art. Fazzino’s work incorporates views of New York and cities across the world, various professions, sports events, and celebrities. 

Biography 

Fazzino was born in Westchester County, New York in 1955. His father was a high-end shoe designer and his mother was a sculptor. Fazzino was fascinated with pop-up books for kids and three-dimensional movies at an early age. He took his first formal art class in 1967 as a 7th grader, followed by a solo exhibition held at his school in 1968.

Fazzino exhibited a collection of pen-and-ink sketches in 1973 in Bedford Hills in New York. Later, Fazzino enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Parsons School of Design.

In 1980, while exhibiting in an art fair in Florida, Fazzino came across a store holding a class in paper tole. This technique is used to create three-dimensional effects by gluing layers of paper. Fascinated by this technique, Fazzino experimented with it and displayed his first 3D print at the Greenwich Village Art Show in New York City. From there Fazzino developed his techniques in 3D lithographs and silkscreen printing.

Fzzino’s 3D work often uses three or more layers of flat cutouts, which are silkscreened and then mounted onto heavier boards to create a three-dimensional effect. The work is often finished with crystals and glitter.

Career

Fazzino says his goal is to create a body of work that reflects popular culture. He has created commemorative artwork for major athletic events like the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, FIFA World Cup Tournaments, Olympic Games, and the Super Bowl. He has also provided artwork for the Grammy Awards and has produced tributes to pop culture icons, such as Disney characters, Alfred Hitchcock, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and The New York Yankees. JFK International Airport in New York shows Fazzino’s rotating 3D American Airlines plane sculpture welcoming travelers to the terminal.

Fazzino’s work has been shown in art galleries and museums across the world. He received the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor” in 2009.

Objects 

Charles Fazzino is the creator of limited edition fine art silkscreen serigraphs. His work is known for its vibrant colors and frenetic energy, and is distinct in its use of a hand-assembled, three-dimensional technique of layering. 

Most of Fazzino’s prints are made with a hand-stenciling process of printmaking known as silkscreen printing or silkscreen serigraphy. His work includes limited edition prints, hand-painted sports objects like helmets and balls, and mixed-media originals. Besides his renditions of New York, he has also produced prints of Munich, Jerusalem, Atlanta, and San Francisco.

Market

Besides Fazzino’s original and fine art work, numerous secondary licensed products can be found on the marketplace, including sculptures, puzzles, clothing, writing instruments, and chess sets. 

The artwork of Charles Fazzino has been offered multiple times at auction, selling anywhere from $500 to upwards of $5000, depending on the medium and size of the artwork. His work is quite popular in the United States and Europe, especially Germany, and there is great demand in the market. 

Appraise and Sell Charles Fazzino’s Work 

If you have any piece of artwork from Charles Fazzino, including his 3D pop art, sports objects, or cityscapes that you want to sell or have appraised, Revere Auctions provides auctions and appraisals for private collectors of Fazzino’s art. If you would like to sell your Fazzino originals, you can auction them at our location in St. Paul, Minnesota. We also offer our services online on our website.

Interested? Visit our site and let’s get started. We offer free price estimates here. All you will need is a clear photograph of your piece and we will get back to you with details about the work’s value and origins in 24 hours.

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References

https://www.fazzino.com/the-fazzino-art-process/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Fazzino#Background

https://atlanticcityweekly.com/news_and_views/five_questions_with/questions-with-pop-artist-charles-fazzino/article_2d26bd4e-93ec-52dd-8e7f-71ca2f317eea.html

https://www.artland.com/artists/charles-fazzino

https://www.invaluable.com/artist/fazzino-charles-v9m4fretmm/

http://www.charles-fazzino.co.uk/bio_process_fazzino.html

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