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The Leonardo Di Vinci Restaurant Art Exhibition: Two Dozen Original Paintings By Edward Longo And A Leonardo Da Vinci Drawing On Exhibit In Upper East Side Restaurant.

AN UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION: The Leonardo Da Vinci Restaurant art exhibition, which will include the Leonardo Da Vinci drawing by Edward Longo, is located on Second Ave between 81st & 82nd in NYC. The exhibit will be on view to the public from March 28th through April 25th 2008.

 Many original paintings are being presented to the public for the first time. A Leonardo Da Vinci drawing also on display.

Coincidentally, Longo had sketched this drawing of Leonardo Da Vinci during March 1990 - exactly eighteen years from whence it was signed. Although the drawing was sketched onto a paper napkin in pencil and red ink it remains intact and as vividly clear as the day it was created.

ARTIST'S BIO: Edward Longo's paintings are combinations of spontaneous inspiration, emotional freedom and daring color explorations. Longo describes the creative process as "the art of transferring one's feelings from the palette onto the canvas." Early life on the East Coast brought Longo in contact with the verdant countryside and oceans, inasmuch as brine rolling foam and lusty breezes became ingrained within the confines of a truly sensitive spirit. With bold colors and painterly brushstrokes, Longo's work possesses a passionate flair, even in his most serene compositions.

Edward Longo’s work displays the attention to intense colors and geometric shapes of Abstract Expressionism, while exuding the Romanticism and the brushwork of Impressionism. Concentrating on drawing, sculpting and painting during the past twenty years he has exhibited his work in prominent Manhattan galleries, hotels, and public spaces. The artist currently lives and works in New York City.

Leonardo Da Vinci restaurant is located at 1574 Second Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets, New York City

NOTE: The owner, Gabriele Bagni, has graciously offered a 20% discount on the first glass of wine to anyone responding to this announcement. Just mention the April Press Release to receive your discount. Private buyers, Art Collectors and Gallery or Museum curators are also welcome.

CONTACT: Edward Longo – Influencing The Art World – 212-737-8538 Artist's Email elongo1(at)nyc.rr.com Artist’s Private Website: www.EdwardLongo.us

ABOUT ORIGINAL ART PAINTINGS Original Art Paintings by Edward Longo. For certain, this artist cannot be pigeonholed – that is to say, each of his artworks, whether they be paintings, drawings, or sculptures are in a class of their own. Whether the images are landscapes, visual impressions, or figments of the imagination they are highly influenced by the spiritual realm. Ultimately, each painting becomes manifest, subconsciously, without ever having a particular theme, or specific image in mind. Biography: Edward Longo's physical and mental makeup constitutes equal parts of talent and tenacity. The impetus for his series of paintings began when, emerging as an inspirational painter, this artist realized a strong connection with master artists of the past. His ability to create works of art purely from imagination is quite a remarkable gift. Behind that descriptive lies a genuine appreciation for pastel thinking, especially as it relates to a verdant countryside.

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