The 18th Anual New York Art Expo


A special highlight for the StarArt Foundation was the invitation to provide the Official Artwork for the 18th Annual New York Art Expo and the Art of Music exhibition and auction. Through the auspices of the Foundation Manabu Kochi created “The Art of Music” as the signature artwork for the 1996 Art Expo. The New York Art Expo was thrilled to have Manabu Kochi as the commissioned artist for the Expo as Kochi had just finished his commission for the official artwork and special Music in the Air Collectors series for the 38th Annual Grammy Awards and MusiCares Foundation. The sale of “The Art of Music” posters raised funds for the MusiCares Foundation. As well as the sale of posters there were many celebrity participants that exchanged the music studio for the artist studio in order to create visual masterpieces for this special cause. Their creations were inspired by their love for music and desire to help the MusiCares Foundation. The MusiCares Foundation was established by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. that host the prestigious Grammy Music Awards, to provide critical aid to music professionals. The MusiCares Financial Assistance Grant Program provides emergency aid to music professionals who find themselves in need of shelter, utilities and other basic necessities, medical assistance, or treatment for HIV and substance abuse. The StarArt Foundation was pleased to have been invited to this most prestigious Art Exposition and want to again extend our thanks to the New York ArtExpo committee for this great privilege and honor.