"Do You Remember The 21st Night of September" ?
On The 21st of September 21, 2013, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a Proclamation establishing the "21st of September" is the Official "Earth, Wind & Fire" Day in Chicago !
To commemorate this auspicious date, The United States Postal Service unveiled an EWF Pictorial Postmark Artwork created by Celebrity Artist Nicolosi.
An "Artist's Proof" of the USPS Commemorative was unveiled and autographed by both Dr. Nicolosi and the legendary Funk band's iconic bassist and co-founder, Dr. Verdine White.
To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of this historic milestone in our modern Popular Culture , a very Limited-Edition Art Print of the original EWF / USPS Artwork is now available at very special promo tional pricing and availability.
USPS Unveiling VIDEO:
LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL VALUE
Each of the 5th Anniversary EWF / USPS Limited Edition Art Print by Nicolosi purchased is accompanied by its official Certificate of Authenticity (signed by the Artist) as well as a Commemorative Photo, plus one of the original USPS EWF "September" Commemorative Envelopes autographed by Verdine White AND a copy of the original signed "Thank You" Letter from Verdine White, personally thanking The USPS, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the artist, Dr. Nicolosi.
Retail Value of this 5th Anniversary Limited Edition Artwork is well over $3,500.
Each Autographed Limited Edition Nicolosi Art Print is matted, using the finest museum-quality acid-free archival mat.
Outside dimensions - 16" x 20"
This Original Nicolosi Artwork is accompanied by it's own Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the Artist Nicolosi.
About Earth Wind & Fire:
For more than 40 years, a band that grew out of Chicago’s rich musical tradition has thrilled millions with its uplifting songs and spectacular performances,” said Chicago District Manager/Postmaster, “We are honored to come together with the City to recognize Earth, Wind & Fire on this special day.”
The band’s roots date back to the late ‘60s, when Chess Records session drummer Maurice White formed a short-lived, Chicago-based trio, the Salty Peppers. After that group’s demise, Maurice moved to Los Angeles and recruited his younger brother Verdine to join him. They then formed the first version of Earth, Wind & Fire, which recorded three albums for Warner Brothers in 1970-71. After several members of that line-up left, Maurice recruited new musicians, including vocalist Philip Bailey, and the revamped version was signed to Columbia Records in 1972.
Since then, the band has received 20 Grammy nominations; they won six as a group and two of its members, Maurice White and Bailey, won separate individual awards. Earth, Wind & Fire have 12 American Music Awards nominations and four awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and sold over 90 million albums worldwide.
World-renowned celebrity artist Nicolosi has created the portraits for the top A-listers & Legends in the Sports, Entertainment and Corporate arenas, all in his unique signature style.
Over the past decade, Dr. Nicolosi has created the artwork featured on Entertainment Tonight during their coverage of all the major award shows, including the Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, Oscars and the Cannes Film Festival.
Nicolosi was commissioned by the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame to create the portraits of this year's honorees, Leon Spinks, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather, JR.
These portraits were each unveiled and autographed live onstage by Nicolosi, Spinks, Tyson, Leonard and Mayweather Jr at this year's Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
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