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I have been thinking lately about the role of art in the ever changing fabric of social life. It seems to me that a painter or a sculptor were more prominent and socially significant in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries than they are today. There can be several reasons for this: the competition from other media, particularly cinema, TV, radio. I think sports also rose as very important part of mass entertainment and public life.Sports seem to command more passion than art does.
There are only 24 hours in a day and these days people simply do not have enough time to go to a museum or a gallery, anymore than they have time to read a book.

The internet is a wonderful means for proliferation of information about and dissemination of classical art but most people go into the cyber space for different reasons.There is just so much to do these days in the real world and cyber space, may be people need art less and less?
Besides, within the realm of creative expression itself the older forms are giving way to pop music and photoshop. High culture seem to being squeezed by popular culture, especially its newer forms, like computer games.

So what is in store for the old-fashioned painter, like myself, in the future? Will my likes be gradually marginalized? Is there a limit to the marginalization? Or may be I am too pessimistic and misinterpret reality?

I'd like to know your opinions. This social network combines people of all continents, social backgrounds and walks of life so we have a unique opportunity to compare views from different perspectives...

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Every now and then cinematography produces an iconic image that transfers to posters, VHS and DVD covers, t-shorts,and, yes, paintings.Think Tony Montana, portrayed by Al Pacino, coming out the balcony with a grenade launcher fitted M-16 : "Meet my little friend!". In New York they used to sell photo prints of that "Scarface" scene on street corners. Now there is a whole "Scarface" industry, with toys, ball caps and even blankets.The movie produced images that seem to have somewhat of a life of their own.

Another New York street photo hawk favorite , besides Marlon Brando holding a kitten as the Godfather in the great Frances Ford Capola film, is Robert De Niro, as Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese's' "Taxi Driver"playing with his guns in front of the mirror: "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?". Once you've seen the crazed De Niro' character role playing the confrontation with the pimp portrayed by Harvey Keitel, you'd never forget it and will immediately catch someone trying to imitate De Niro, doing the "You talkin' to me" scene.

Perhaps worldwide "Godfather Part I" and "Scarface" have a better face recognition, no pan intended, then ''"Taxi Driver" does. Yet think of the power of the movie that, in a way, almost cost the most powerful man on earth, the US President Ronald Reagan his life. For the younger generation I'll remind that a penniless and semi-employed security guard, John Hinckley, tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan and seriously wounded the President, all trying to impress Jody Foster, the actress who portrayed a teenage prostitute Travis Bickle was obsessed about. In the movie Travis Bickle also was preparing a political assassination.

Now Reagan, at least in the US, is credited with bringing down the Soviet Union. That means that if Hinckley would have succeeded, then the Soviet Union, the world's second superpower, might have survived longer, perhaps, it would have existed today. I'll leave alone the political issue of whether it would have been a good or a bad thing. Rather I will draw your attention on the art's ability to force life to imitate it, to paraphrase Oscar Wild.

In my view, Taxi Driver, along with "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" is amongst the very bets motion pictures Hollywood ever produced. Robert De Niro is an actor of a genius and its been a pleasure for me to participate in the life of his creation by portraying in a painting his character in a simply brilliant movie.

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Every now and then cinematography produces an iconic image that transfers to posters, VHS and DVD covers, t-shorts,and, yes, paintings.Think Tony Montana, portrayed by Al Pacino, coming out the balcony with a grenade launcher fitted M-16 : "Meet my little friend!". In New York they used to sell photo prints of that "Scarface" scene on street corners. Now there is a whole "Scarface" industry, with toys, ball caps and even blankets.The movie produced images that seem to have somewhat of a life of their own.

Another New York street photo hawk favorite , besides Marlon Brando holding a kitten as the Godfather in the great Frances Ford Capola film, is Robert De Niro, as Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese's' "Taxi Driver"playing with his guns in front of the mirror: "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?". Once you've seen the crazed De Niro' character role playing the confrontation with the pimp portrayed by Harvey Keitel, you'd never forget it and will immediately catch someone trying to imitate De Niro, doing the "You talkin' to me" scene.

Perhaps worldwide "Godfather Part I" and "Scarface" have a better face recognition, no pan intended, then ''"Taxi Driver" does. Yet think of the power of the movie that, in a way, almost cost the most powerful man on earth, the US President Ronald Reagan his life. For the younger generation I'll remind that a penniless and semi-employed security guard, John Hinckley, tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan and seriously wounded the President, all trying to impress Jody Foster, the actress who portrayed a teenage prostitute Travis Bickle was obsessed about. In the movie Travis Bickle also was preparing a political assassination.

Now Reagan, at least in the US, is credited with bringing down the Soviet Union. That means that if Hinckley would have succeeded, then the Soviet Union, the world's second superpower, might have survived longer, perhaps, it would have existed today. I'll leave alone the political issue of whether it would have been a good or a bad thing. Rather I will draw your attention on the art's ability to force life to imitate it, to paraphrase Oscar Wild.

In my view, Taxi Driver, along with "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" is amongst the very bets motion pictures Hollywood ever produced. Robert De Niro is an actor of a genius and its been a pleasure for me to participate in the life of his creation by portraying in a painting his character in a simply brilliant movie.
To all my fans and readers of my blog! I am deeply touched by your responses to my blog entries. That makes me want to continue blogging and I want to show my gratitude through my art. I hear sometimes that some starving deviant artists find my work beyond their reach. Let’s   remedy the situation.
From 1/08/2010-till 1/11/2010, only (!)you can go to my website, www.Afremov.com, and get $100 gift certificate toward any  giclee or oil painting you wish with your free registration. If the painting is less than a hundred, you can see if you can get several for free.
I hope you’ll enjoy my art as much as I have enjoyed your thoughtful commentary and constructive criticism.
Your,
Leonid Afremov
After thirty years of hard work the name of Leonid Afremov has  finally achieved some recognition in the Art World.  But, these days, the fame of a painter can only go this far. Maybe it’s a good thing that no living painter can be revered by the media and the public like a rock star, a movie star,? I think of the subject of my previous post, the incredibly talented and tragic Michael Jackson, as well as other subjects of my paintings, Kurt Cobain and Jimmy Hendrix. James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Janice Joplin, Elvis Presley,   Jim Morison, River Phoenix  , Chris Farley, lately Brittany Murphy…The list of pop celebrities who died too young and made beautiful corpses is endless. My son Boris, a budding reggae musician himself, knows far more than I do and I am of two minds as how much success a father should wish his son in this field of popular music (think Bob Marley!).
We do not hear much, if anything, about a painter, a poet, a writer, a sculptor ending up like that. Even the wildest of the wild, the writer and journalist Hunter Thompson, blew his brains out with his beloved magnum 357 at the respectable age of 68, even as few have tried so hard as he to get to the finish line of life sooner.
May be fame is like electrical voltage, which when high enough can kill. The higher the fame in a given creative field, the higher is the chance of its practitioner expiring tragically and in an untimely manner.
Think about it: no one would produce the   American Idol as a poetry slam and the starving and ignored poets are safe from ending up like Kurt Cobain. If Kurt were a less successful rock star or a very successful   TV script writer, maybe he’d still be with us?
In addition, different groups of famous people seem to be able to handle fame and its pitfalls differently. Sports stars and politicians arguably are just as famous, if not more, than pop stars. Yet only in Japan would disgraced politician end tragically by jumping from a skyscraper. Richard Nixon, arguably the most disgraced politician of them all, and a confirmed alcoholic, went on living past ninety like a turtle. And even in Japan you have to reach a respectable middle age to become a politician important enough to be worthy of a suicidal downturn. Athletes achieve fame at a young age, much like pop stars, yet even the controversial disgraced boxer Michael Tyson is still with us and is doing reasonably well. Jake Lamotta, portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the movie “Raging Bull”, had a few bumps on his road, but is still with us! Athletes, and not only boxers, can take life’s punches, and so can the politicians.
So here is a formula for an untimely tragic death by fame: be in the “high voltage field” of , get hit by the voltage of fame while young, have low resistance. Paradoxically, the very vulnerability that makes one appealing to the public may turn out to be literally deadly for its possessor. I myself am content to remain an uncontroversial, if a lesser known figure and, like another artist from Vitebsk, Mark Chagall, be with my family for the longest time possible.
An ex-Soviet Artist observes sex coming to Mother  Russia at last.
Or at least “Sex in the City”. A dubbed version is being showed on Russian TV so you can hear Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker talk  in Russian, which is hilarious! By the way, Sam is my favorite of the “Sex and the City” crew and I adore Kim Cattrall l ever since “Porky’s”, a hilarious  comedy.
But what is even more fun, “Sex and the City” spawned a Russian clone, “The Balzac Age or all men are bastards.” The name of the Russian sitcom refers to the French writer, Honore  De Balzac, and the men trouble of his aging heroines. The show was on the air between 2003 and 2007 and was much beloved by millions of its female fans, even as it was derided by some for being a cheap, silly and pathetic imitation of the original. I myself watch the show much like a cultural anthropologist would observe a distant tribe undergoing a rapid social change, so distant I feel from the New Russia.
The show, which follows the lives of four over thirty  Muscovite women, is so substantially different from the original that the licensing issues did not even come into play. But as completely different as the plot lines are, not so the characters themselves. The narrator, Vera, is a budding  Carrie Bradshaw   , a wise observer providing insightful commentary on the human comedy unraveling before us, even as she is a Doctor Melfi, a therapist counseling women with personal lives as troubled as her own. A former Russian pop star Lana Dens portrays a Samantha-style sexual warrior Alla, who is also a successful criminal defense attorney. Two other girlfriends, Julia and Sonia, do not work. They reflect a different social reality. Julia is being supported by her wealthy father, while Sonia lives of the inheritance she got from her two much older deceased husbands. Sonia also agrees to have sex for money with a superrich man with somewhat peculiar sexual fantasies,  which somehow turn out to fit her own like a glove. And she does this while continuing  her hunt for a wealthy man over sixty.
I have written enough to realize that we are not in Kansas anymore, not even in New York. The Russian Mr. Bigs turn out to be bribe taking Army generals, corrupt municipal officials and other unsavory characters belonging on the set of the Sopranos more than “Sex and the City.” But the most interesting thing about the Russian clone is that at home it’s interpreted as a feminist show. If bitching about eligible men shortage is feminism, then it sure is. But I think the most poignant is the theme of individual success in a market economy that is being equaled with feminism, and  not only in Russia. In one episode an American trained  motivational speaker advises Alla to dump her girlfriends because they are a burden which a  career- driven woman should avoid. Success is measured relatively to the performance of others and for someone to succeed,  others must fail.

One of the actresses on the set volunteered to  a visiting American filmmaker that the fact that Russian grandmothers no longer want to help their daughters to raise their grandchildren and prefer to get paid as babysitters  elsewhere must be a sure sign that feminism finally came to Russia. No, the American retorted, it’s capitalism. And here you have the answer, my friends. Today’s feminism is an invitation to join the dogs eats dog world of corporate capitalism on its own terms, perhaps make it more female friendly, but certainly not to question its core ideological foundations. Feminism co-opted by
Now, as you can imagine, I have been asked to paint Barack Obama many, many times. So far, I have been reluctant to follow up on the project for two reasons: first, I do not do politicians.  Second, I have my doubts whether an exception is warranted in this particular case.
To explain the first, let me tell you a little story. When I was living in Israel friends forced me to paint a portrait of a mayor of a little Israeli town who thought a great deal of himself.  As I handed my work to the beaming recipient he exclaimed: “When I am the prime minister of Israel you will brag to your friends that I have your work!” Not missing a beat, I retorted “When I am a world renowned artist and you are still a mayor here, you can brag to your friends that you have my work!” I have had a strong antipathy to politicians and their hypocrisy and arrogance ever since.
But, some may say, Obama is different. He is a man that inspired billions of people on this planet with the ideas of hope and change. As an artist, I am not inclined to underestimate the value of inspiration. However, if I want to get paid, I have to take my brush, paint and get the job done.  I expect, perhaps naively, no less than getting a job done from the public figures as well.
Is Obama a man that can deliver, can he get the job done? I had my doubts even during his electoral campaign. How could a candidate of the party running on the record of total disaster, John McCain, be even competitive against a candidate running on the record of relative prosperity of the Clinton years? If you ask me, if not for the banking disaster a few weeks before the election, McCain could have won. Obama ran a bleak, overly cautious campaign, always afraid to step too far, to take too much risk. No doubt his victory only made him interpret his luck as wisdom and dismiss the criticism of his indecisive strategy as baseless envy.
This makes me think of another president who came in the time of crises and upheaval with a message of renewal and change: Michael Gorbachev. Much like Obama, Gorbachev talked about the new era yet surrounded himself with the stalwarts of the status quo. Like Obama, Gorbachev thought of appeasing the opposition much more than of advancing the agenda of his own supporters.  Gorbachev was terrified of going too far too soon and was moving the chairs on the Titanic as the ship of the Soviet state was going under. Similarly, Bill Maher, commenting on Obama’s “audacity of hope” noticed the profound lack of audacity to back up the hope. Will “the change we can believe in” turn into a change you can believe in, if you do not expect too much? It seems for me, it already has. Harper’s magazine amply commented that Obama looks less and less like Roosevelt,  more and more like Hoover. overly cautious
What about you, the readers out there? May be I am too pessimistic? Would Obama, with all his contradictions, be a good artistic project regardless of his achievements or the lack thereof? Do let me know.
When I read the blog posts of my fans about a certain sence of captivation that my paintings induce in them, I often reflect on work of other artists whose techniques, style, art vision, and world views are so profoundly different from main:  Robert Williams, Frank Frazetta, Boris Valejo and Andy Warhol, amongst others. While I am a very conservative fellow  , a  family guy,  I do feel some commity with  the originality, drive, and the irresistable appeal of those guys, some of them quite wild and not only intellectually or artistically so. Their artwork has the power to glue the viewer’s attention that Shakira and Britney Spears get from paparazzi.
Robert Williams talks about the retinal delights of his work, about the needs of the eye to be stimulated much like any other sense, about his work being able to literary trap the viewer. I think there is something to it. Art can be intoxicating for those capable of apreciating it fully. Yes, one can get high or drunk on art as one can be carried away by a good champaign or a lovely woman. In fact, you can fall in love with a painting: I know I have.
And that goes not for visual art only. Music can captivate even more. I think some popular music to many people is a substitute for and/or augementing compaignion to their daily six packs or marijuana joints. In fact, some rock bands seem almost shamanic drug dealers to me, their wares really crack for the brain, nothing more and nothing less.
Yet when I listen to the classical music, or Steve Martin and Barbara Streisand, I think of the fine red wine that suppose to be good for your heart and your brain. That is what I modestly strive to be: perhaps not the priciest and best known label, but a faithful companion always standing on the shelf, always ready to enliven and brighten your day, whenever your eye chooses to attend to my painting.
Go east, old man: to Russia with Love.
Just yesterday I posted an entry on Michael Jackson and am delighted that it has not gone unnoticed: thanks to all of you who have responded and posted comments.  I have been thinking of the unparralel footprint that Michael left globally. While I am no Michael Jackson, my art has spread to many countries already and in a few days we are lunching a Russian website, Afremov.ru, at last.
Now, as you know, I have been born and raised in Vitebsk, the city of Candinsky and Mark Shagal, in a coutry that has been a part of Russia and the USSR and now is an independent state, Belorus. Candinsky and Shagal are still customary referred as Russian artists worldwide and a considerable part of Belorus’ population still consider themselves Russian and Belorus a part of Russia, even as the political process of unification with Russia has stalled due to the desputes over the oil pipline and a deep personal animosity between Vladimir Putin and Alexander Luckashenko, the Hugo Chaves of Belorus. While my personal roots and attachments to Vitebsk are very deep, I am profoundly a man of the Russian culture and Russian is the language spoken in my family, whether we live in Esrael or the US.
Since 1990, when I left the USSR, a canstelation of the brightest  Western pop stars has decended on Moscow: Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartny, Whitney Houston (whose portrait I’ve painted, by the way), Beyonce Knowels, Britney Spears, and  Rihanna  is planning to go, last I heard. While I cannot possibly match their popularity and name recognition, I am more and more known by the art collecting crowd over there. And I have to tell you, these are very special customers. Some of them would pay $600 to get a giclee the next day. They live and drive fast and they play hard. I’ll be all to happy to add color to their lives, especially as so much of contemporary Russian art is so dark, gloomy and depressing, as if the artists deep their brushes in tears, not paint. While my roots are in there, it’s a Western artist that I am making a comeback.My art reflects a more sunny, joyful, and optimistic outlook on life. I hope that one day the reality of my former compatriotes will correspond to the feelings my artwork tries to evoke.
After the untimely departure of Michael Jackson this year, I was commissioned to make a painting of this legendary entertainer that for me and many other newcomers to the US represented America no less than the Statute of Liberty itself. Yes, for us in the former USSR  Michael Jackson was America: bright, intoxicating, irresistible, energetic  to the excess, challenging, impossible to ignore, and dangerously alluring. Everything about Michael was bigger than life and as colorful as life can be only in our dreams and Hollywood movies.
Then he somehow faded away  considerably from the public imagination as an artist if not as a private person, until his death forced everyone to realize what a mighty presence he was on the world scene. How many touched the world as globally as he had, and for so long? Not that many. Elvis, the Beatles, and I dare not put anyone else in line who permeated the popular culture to the  extent that Michael had.

As I was working on the painting, I could not help but reflect that as artists we are not altogether dissimilar, even as we worked in the totally different media and  even as human being I may well be his exact better adjusted yet modestly unremarkable opposite. My many fans write in their blogs about the intoxicating exuberance of color, the celebration  of life’s beauty and energy that they sense in and enjoy about my work. I feel that color and flavor  in Michael’s performance, and not only in his exotic and memorable stage attire, but the sound, that hypnotic beat you’ll never forget once you heard it. As my art is now going global, I ,as any other artist, may only hope to give joy and touch as many hearts as Michael has and continues touching whenever his music is played anywhere on the glob….
Meet Leonid Afremov, International Acclaimed Artist
Leonid Afremov is an artist who is making his mark by creating beautiful and elegant pieces that everyday people can afford. He does not want to sell his wares to millionaires who will lock them in vaults.



PR Log (Press Release) – May 18, 2009 – Hello Leonid, Why have you started Afremov.com?
I wanted people from all over the world that have always been interested in my paintings to be able to locate them on the internet. The website gives an opportunity for everyone to be able to purchase my collections through an online auction bid. This way it allows the person who is interested in my art to pay what they feel it’s worth.

Can you explain what makes your website different?
My online auction, which runs daily, allows people to make bids on what the feel the art is worth to them. They can pick and choose different pieces and make bids at whatever amount they want. It’s quite simple and the site is easy to understand which allows anyone to navigate through it.

What do you offer on the website?
I want to invite people into my soul. This is an opportunity to share my visions and interpretations of life with everyone. Each piece of art represents something genuine to me and I want others to experience as well.

How do you manage to put your pieces of work on the website very inexpensively?
I want people who enjoy my art to have a chance and own it themselves. I have gotten so many requests over the years for paintings, I thought now was a good time to help others put it in there homes. Now with the economy struggling, I wanted to make each piece very affordable to those who are interested in my work. That’s how we developed the bid auction for the site. This way if someone is interested they can pay whatever they can afford for my paintings.

Who would you like to see buy your art?
Anyone who shares the same feelings I do about it. I would like my work to inspire others or even help people recall similar moments in their lives. Each piece is unique to me and I believe many can relate to them.



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Leonid Afremov was born in city of Vitebsk, in 1955, the same town as Marc Chagall, the famous artist who also founded the Vitebsk Art School along with Malevich & Kandinsky. Leonid Afremov graduated from Vitebsk Art School in 1978 and is one of the elite members.

Words from Leonid Afremov:

Every artwork is the result of long painting process; every canvas is born during the creative search; every painting is full of my inner world. Each of my paintings brings different mood, colors and emotions. I love to express the beauty, harmony and spirit of this world in my paintings. My heart is completely open to art. Thus, I enjoy creating inspired and beautiful paintings from the bottom of my soul. Each of my artworks reflects my feelings, sensitivity, passion, and the music from my soul. True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression.
From Robbery to Triumph, The Rise of an Artist with $1 Art Auctions
Forced to paint propaganda in Russia and robbed when in Israel, how Leonid Afremov found success in launching a new Art Auction Website Afremov.com.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2009 -- After finding his studio vandalized in February 2000, Leonid Afremov knew Israel wasn't as welcoming as he thought.


Leonid Afremov's Famous Painting "Alley by the Lake"His hard work and paintings were ruined. Knife-slashed canvases, some of them missing altogether while others hung from the walls, crooked and useless. Thieves ruined pieces of his art and tore holes in his dream to become a great artist.


When he moved to Israel, he thought they would be welcoming since he was Jewish   
But unfortunately, people who are from Israel only care about other Israel-born Jews.   
They asked him, 'Are you Russian? Then go to the Russian Police,'   
Not only would the police not help him, they discriminated against him even though he was Jewish. He wasn't an Israeli-born Jew.   
Moving to the U.S. was the best move for his career. He moved to New York City where he began working on his craft   
In 2002, his artwork was in museums hanging next to artists like Rembrandt.   
Speaking no English, this Russian-Jewish artist had to fight to get his worldwide recognition. He was born in Vitebsk, (USSR) Russia in 1955 where Marc Chagall was born. Chagall was a famous artist who founded the college Afremov attended, Vitebsk University.

Afremov lived in Russia for 35 years painting what the government forced him to do, such as billboards and posters for the communist party. Not liking the fact that he was being dictated what to paint and how to paint, he fled to Israel in 1990 in the hopes of finding artistic freedom.

"When he moved to Israel, he thought they would be welcoming since he was Jewish," said David Afremov, Leonid's son and art manager. "But unfortunately, people who are from Israel only care about other Israel-born Jews."

The thieves broke into his Israel exhibition studio through the front door and back windows. There wasn't an alarm system installed since the area surrounding were mostly families and small businesses. After the break-in, he went to the Israeli Police.

"They asked him, 'Are you Russian? Then go to the Russian Police,'" said David. "Not only would the police not help him, they discriminated against him even though he was Jewish. He wasn't an Israeli-born Jew."

Israel didn't agree with the way he painted men and women together nude and black jazz artists. They thought that artists should paint only Jewish people.

With no help from police or any leads on who broke into his studio, Afremov made the decision to move his family to the United States in 2001 to finally be able to become a recognized artist.

"Moving to the U.S. was the best move for his career. He moved to New York City where he began working on his craft," said David. "In 2002, his artwork was in museums hanging next to artists like Rembrandt."

Today he has over four thousand paintings, in 60 galleries all over the world in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Israel and the U.S. He's only been living in the States for eight years and before that he wasn't widely known for his art.

He lived in NYC for two years while the cold weather started impacting his work. It was beginning to be darker and less colorful than his typical brightly colored landscapes and images.

In 2004 he and his wife, Inna and their two sons, David and Boris, moved to safe and sunny Boca Raton, Florida.

In the U.S., Afremov can paint whatever he sees or visualizes in his mind. There's no government stopping him from painting nude bodies, as they did in Israel, or a government prohibiting him from expressing himself at all.

The Afremov's launched a new art auction website in October 2008 where visitors can purchase his paintings starting at $1. Since the launch, each month there has been a 100% increase in sales, and they have moved into a new studio warehouse to meet the demand.

For more information, visit: www.afremov.com

By Samantha Andrews

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Dear Friends, hello! As we know, the year 2010 is a Tiger Year in Chinese Year. Tiger brings wealth, health and prosperity! In my opinion, the tiger would be a best gift this year for anybody! Therefore, specially for my friends and just people who like my art, I would like to give away 5 large Tiger Oil Paintings! It is a limited time offer, only 5 tigers available.
To order your tiger painting, just follow this link:
afremov.com/shop.php?parent_id…
or if the link doesn't work, copy and paste it in your browser, or simply go to www.Afremov.com and on the right side you will see the banner with this promotion and you willl see all the details there.
I am wishing you all Happy Healthy Holidays with lots of joy and happiness shared with your family !
Leonid
Holiday Gifts from Me - Leonid Afremov!
TWO DAYS ONLY - December 4 and December 5! A special gift for you and your friends/family - receive a Beautiful fully hand embellished stretched oil painting, what a great gift for your loved ones! The art work will come stretched ready to hang with sides painted and hand embellished with a pallete-knife.
You can have your painting sent anywhere, just let us know where you'd like it to be shipped and it will get there long before Christmas!
Just simply pay shipping and handlng cost ($49.95 - includes holiday wrap). Please note that the paintings are shipped separately, shipping cannot be combined.
Here is the link to the list of free paintings:
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Best Regards
Leonid
Holiday Gifts from Me - Leonid Afremov!
TWO DAYS ONLY - December 4 and December 5! A special gift for you and your friends/family - receive a Beautiful fully hand embellished stretched oil painting, what a great gift for your loved ones! The art work will come stretched ready to hang with sides painted and hand embellished with a pallete-knife.
You can have your painting sent anywhere, just let us know where you'd like it to be shipped and it will get there long before Christmas!
Just simply pay shipping and handlng cost ($49.95 - includes holiday wrap). Please note that the paintings are shipped separately, shipping cannot be combined.
Here is the link to the list of free paintings:
afremov.com/shop.php?parent_id…

Best Regards
Leonid
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Dear friends,
only TODAY we are having a super holiday promotion.
Buy one painting in my online art Gallery and receive two more (same or smaller size) FREE paintings, this promotion is valid only for any store inventory paintings. However, the promotion is not valid for auctions.

Now how it works: Purchase any painting you like in my online gallery; Giclee or original. After your payment, please send me an email with the item numbers of the paintings you wish to have as the free gifts.
Here is the link to my online gallery:
afremov.com/shop.php?parent_id…

Best Regards
Leonid
  • Mood: Cheerful
Dear friends,Hello!
My friend Suzanne Hunter, is launching her first web site today.. and she is giving away free paintings!!!
I think her art is really beautiful, but we need your opinion. Please tell us your opinion and critique it.
You can order free paintings by going to this site: stores.hunterartgallery.com/St…

Best Regards,
Leonid
  • Mood: Cheerful
Dear friends,Hello!
I am David Afremov and today with my father's permission I listed his original oil paintings that haven't been listed ever before.
Now you have unique opportunity to purchase them from our online auction, here is the link to this paintings.:
afremov.com/categories.php?par…

Please call me for any questions 561-542-0150
Best Regards
David Afremov
  • Mood: Cheerful
Dear friends, Hello!
Today I celebrate 5 years of my successful internet bussines, I started it on ebay and I really didn't think it would grow up:-), it has been 5 years of hard work and specially for my friends and fans -only today I have couple offers.
1. When you register today on www.afremov.com you can have $75 gift card that you can use on any art gallery purchase(cannot be used towards auctions, stretching or frames).
2.Specially for my collectors I listed new original oil paintings and the starting bid is only $99 !
3.You will receive second painting FREE when you buy one painting in my www.Afremov.com Art Gallery

Thank you.
Leonid
  • Mood: Cheerful
Dear Friends,
   Hello and happy Friday to everyone! I have some great news regarding Afremov.com. Starting Friday night I will be featuring my new collection of oil originals. I have been told that these are some of the most vibrant oil paintings have created. Also I am featuring new acrylics and mixed media on my $1 auctions. Look for my new pieces and if you see something you can't live without, remember we have a 0% interest with our new financing system. I hope you enjoy these new originals and have a lovely weekend.
     Best Regards,
Leonid Afremov

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