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Press Release

Internationally renowned artist Hunt Slonem’s artwork featured in
new luxury handbag and scarf line from Parrisi.

New York City, February 15th, 2016 – Parrisi Luxury Group, Inc. today announced their premier collection of luxury handbags and scarves exclusively featuring the artwork of world-renowned American Neo-Expressionist artist, Hunt Slonem. The limited edition collection features some of Hunt Slonem’s most iconic works handcrafted in Italy by the finest artisans in the world.

These limited edition works of art marry Mr. Slonem’s paintings with individually handcrafted exotic leather handbags, no trivial undertaking. Each collectible piece takes over six months to make and requires a specialized hand- screened printing technique developed for the line in order to ensure the artist’s work is accurately rendered. “This process was developed strictly for our project,” says Jon Paul Parrisi, co-creator of Parrisi Luxury Group, “after months of researching factories and searching for the highest quality materials we finally have something beautifully hand made that sets a standard for luxury.”

According to co-founder George Gatesy, “Hunt Slonem recognized our company’s ability to manufacture outstanding product in Italy, and never doubted the passion we had to take the paintings and incorporate his art into fashion product at the highest level of luxury.”

Hunt Slonem expressed enthusiasm for the project saying, "The art world and the fashion world meet over and over again, I have seen it endlessly in my years as an artist. I am so excited to be a part of the union with Parrisi Luxury Group, in bringing my art to the world of luxury handbags and scarves. Our collaboration in this limited edition series is a collection of my endless exploration of animals and nature in my art. I feel it's a great meeting of art and fashion."

The limited edition collection–which has been carefully numbered and signed–includes bespoke handbag styles and an array of scarves that feature some of Mr. Slonem’s most beloved works is now available for previewing. Parrisi will begin taking custom orders for discriminating collectors/consumers beginning on February 15th. Additional contact information can be found at parrisi.com.

About Hunt Slonem: As a painter and sculptor, Hunt Slonem is well known for his Neo-Expressionist works of butterflies, rabbits and tropical birds. He has had over 300 one-man shows in galleries and museums internationally. Mr. Slonem's work is also in the permanent collections of 250 museums. He studied painting at Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture; Vanderbilt University; and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.

 


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