NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: September 10, 2011 Media Contact: Rodric Hurdle-Bradford Publicist 573.999.6831/[email protected] Million-Dollar Harley Artist Armstrong Donates ‘Cosmo Cowboy Hat’ for NYC Children’s Charity Auction Bear Givers Touches Lives of Children Around U.S. and the World Palm Springs, California–„Cosmic‟ Artist Jack Armstrong, who received international media attention last year for his „Million-Dollar Harley Davidson‟ debuted at Bartels Harley Davidson in Marina del Rey, California, is now reaching out across the coast to New York City to donate his „Cosmic Cowboy Hat‟ to Bear Givers, a New Yorkbased international charity that is dedicated to bringing joy to the lives of children in need with the gift of a soft, cuddly teddy bear. Through hospital visits and school programs, Bear Givers touches the lives of children and their families across the country and around the world. Bear Givers also offers programs that enable children to become givers and experience the thrill and pride of bringing happiness to others. The „Cosmic Cowboy Hat‟ will be a featured charity item for Bear Givers‟ event at the CUE Art Foundation in Manhattan on Sept. 22. Artists and celebrities, including Yoko Ono, are creating charity artwork that will be displayed and auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the pediatric rehabilitation programs at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Hospital. “Being able to give back to charity that benefits children facing medical challenges is a great opportunity,” says Armstrong. “I feel honored to be asked to contribute to such an impactful event. The owner of the Cosmic Cowboy Hat have a cosmic connection to the magic of color and light.” Learn more about Bear Givers at BearGivers.org. Jack Armstrong wears the ‘Cosmic Cowboy Hat’ donated to Bear Givers About Jack Armstrong Armstrong, the last-known artist to work with Andy Warhol, has gained further notoriety most recently for painting the most expensive motorcycle in history, the „Million-Dollar Harley‟. Warhol penned Armstrong „The Last Wizard‟, and in the late 1990s Armstrong perfected a new style of art he named „Cosmic Extensionalism‟. Armstrong has less than 100 pieces left in his colelction available for sale. Learn more at Armstrong at: JackArmstrongArtist.com.
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