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System of a Down bassist to sell art

System Of A Down In honor of his multi-faceted musical and visual soul, Los Angeles-based creative firm When Art Imitates Life will release a limited edition print designed and conceived by the Grammy winning multi-platinum musician himself. An idiosyncratic, intelligent and inimitable self-portrait, the piece reflects the many sides of Shavo. However, Shavo is going to imbue and imprint a part of himself on every piece by personally augmenting it in subtle ways, tweaking it with acrylic paints, sketching and adding his own designs. Just like Shavo, each one of the When Art Imitates Life pieces is truly one of a kind.

100 pieces, personally augmented and signed, will be available on When Art Imitates Life's official web site ( on April 22nd, 2010.

The piece features various visions of Shavo - from dark to light to somber to hopeful. Shavo describes the work best, "Art is different within every human being that lives life. It's creation. I wanted the piece to be abstract, but I wanted it to represent everything that's been on my mind. I usually speak that or play it musically. Now, I'm giving the same thing without words or music but visually and conceptually. There are various eyes on the piece, because they're the windows into the soul. I want it to represent how a person is multi-faceted and multi-dimensional. No one thing can represent a soul. We're more than a day, and we're more than a moment. There's more to us than meets the eye."

Shavo concludes, "I don't look at this as me; I look at it as us. I'm just representing the human race in this portrait."

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    April 20, 2010

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