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The 38th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® Commemorative Limited Editions

It was with great pride and pleasure that the StarArt Foundation, in collaboration with Mr. Michael Greene and the National Academy of recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. NARAS©, in 1996 presented this dynamic StarArt collection of Limited Edition commemorative items featuring the art of Manabu Kochi, in celebration of the 38th Annual GRAMMY® Awards.

This project represents an historic collaboration between music and the fine arts that has been created especially to raise funds for the MusiCares Foundation and select charities and humanitarian causes supported by the StarArt Foundation. We invite you to share an "experience of the heart" - the majority of the proceeds of your purchase will support these fine causes. It is an honor to present this prestigious collection, and by acquiring a unique reminder of the 38th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, you will become part of a tradition bonding music and the fine arts as never before.

We Congratulate Mr. Quincy Jones, MusiCares Person of the Year, and Mr. Michael Green and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for taking this landmark initiative in support of the Fine Arts. Thank you for supporting our ultimate goal... "To be a bridge between art and humanity"
-Thomas G. Abraham,
Chairman & Founder, StarArt Foundation, Miami, Florida

Grammy Delux Box Set
The ultimate tribute to the 38th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, this Deluxe boxed edition features a unique collection of commemorative items displayed in a handsome Dutch linen-wrapped basswood box. Proceeds from this collection will benefit the MusiCares Foundation and select charities and humanitarian initiatives supported by the StartArt Foundation®. The collection includes:

GRAMMY® Serilith print 14"x18" signed & numbered
GRAMMY® Mini-Poster 14"x18" signed & numbered
GRAMMY® Collector's Ticket signed & numbered
GRAMMY® Program Book signed & numbered
CD of 1996 Nominees Music signed & numbered
2-Collector's Pins -full-color enamel & gold plate
"Kochi Star" Lapel Pin -"Eternal Flight"
Lapel Pin Certificate of Authenticity signed & numbered
Dutch linen-wrapped basswood collector's box
* Edition limited to 250 only.

Music in the Air Portfolio Set
The four Serilith prints comprising "Music in the Air" are sold as a portfolio set. Each Serilith print depicts a different music category in the GRAMMY® Awards, and the set of four are displayed in a handsome portfolio. The majority of the proceeds from this portfolio will benefit the MusiCares Foundation and select charities and humanitarian initiatives supported by the StarArt Foundation®. Edition limited to 399 portfolios.

Serilith Print
From the original painting by Manabu Kochi, commissioned by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. through the auspices of the StarArt Foundation. The majority of the proceeds from these limited edition prints will benefit the MusiCares Foundation of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science, Inc. and select charities and humanitarian initiatives supported by the StarArt Foundation. Signed and numbered by the artist.

The StarArt® Limited Edition Lapel Pin Sets
The StarArt® Collection makes a statement of quiet simplicity that truly defines Jewelry as Art. These jeweler-quality collector's lapel pins are fashioned in full color enamel on gold plate. Each unique item is inspired from a piece of art from Manabu Kochi, the official Artist for the 38th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Available only as shown in two unique sets of four pins. A portion of the proceeds from this collection will benefit select charities and humanitarian initiatives supported by the StarArt® Foundation. Edition limited to 250.