Flag for Hope Donates One-of-a-Kind Muhammad Ali Collection to ‘Celebrity Fight Night’ Silent Auction – Press Release
The custom shadowbox features a fine-art serigraph, uncirculated Ali photograph, and the paintbrush used exclusively by Muhammad Ali to sign back of The Flag for Hope
Phoenix, AZ, March 15, 2017 –Unity Impressions (www.unityimpressions.com), the creator of The Flag for Hope (www.flagforhope.com), donates a one-of-a-kind collection to the Celebrity Fight Night Muhammad Ali Tribute Gala Silent Auction (www.celebrityfightnight.org) on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Flag for Hope promotes unity, honor and peace for all Americans. Muhammad Ali personally painted Star #3 and signed the back of The Flag for Hope canvas on September 1, 2015, just 9 months before his passing.
The custom shadowbox includes a 23”x43” limited edition Flag for Hope Serigraph (number 3/2000), the paintbrush used by Ali to sign the original Flag for Hope canvas, an uncirculated photograph titled “Dedication.”, two limited-edition commemorative coins (3/1000 & 265/1000), and other items related to the creation of The Flag for Hope.
“We expect that this one-of-a-kind piece will raise a great deal of money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center,” says Christopher Cavedon, CEO of Unity Impressions. “Its value is extraordinary… standing back and looking at it brought tears to my eyes. Each item in this collection is significant on its own. By putting them together, we’ve created a historic, deeply emotional experience that honors the greatness of Ali.”
Specific Information About The Collection
The shadowbox measures 54.25”x51”, and is viewable front and back. This one-of-a-kind collection features a remarkable assembly of items related to Muhammad Ali’s participation in The Flag for Hope.
- Flag for Hope Serigraph – 3/2000 limited edition fine-art reproduction of The Flag for Hope, 2-sided, 43”x23” on Fredrix Archival Canvas, includes Certificate of Authenticity, DNA authentication
- Paintbrush – used exclusively by Muhammad Ali on September 1, 2015 to paint his signature on the Flag for Hope.
- Uncirculated Photograph of Muhammad Ali – “Dedication.” by Marcos Antonio, photographed on September 1, 2015 as Ali signed the Flag for Hope using the paintbrush included in this collection.
- Flag for Hope Commemorative Coins – 3/1000 and 256/1000 24K Gold-Plated limited edition coins, 2” diameter
- Flag for Hope Pledge Card – Silver-Plated 2”x3” Wallet Card features the four behaviors in the Flag for Hope Pledge: 1) To honor the service and sacrifice of active military, veterans, and first responders; 2) To seek ways to serve others in my community; 3) To resolve conflict with an open heart and a generous spirit; and 4) To treat my neighbors with courtesy, dignity, and respect.
- Flag for Hope Star Map – Artfully presented directory of the 50 American Icons who personally painted one of the 50 stars and signed the back of the original canvas.
- The Flag for Hope – A brief description of the Flag for Hope’s history, creation and purpose
- Flag for Hope Signatures – viewable on the reverse side of the serigraph, and in an included photograph.