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Pop Culture Artist Nelson De La Nuez Selected to Re-Interpret The Wizard of Oz for Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection in Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Iconic Film

De La Nuez' Exclusive Work of Art To Be Exhibited During Highly Revered Art Basel Miami Beach

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Pop artist Nelson De La Nuez has been selected to re-interpret the iconic film The Wizard of Oz through his own unique vision and artistic medium for Warner Bros. Consumer Products' Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection, which features one-of-a-kind interpretive works of art. Exclusive limited edition Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary art will be sold in conjunction with the anniversary tour through the artist, authorized galleries and publishers.

De La Nuez's exclusive, hand-painted mixed media artwork, "Ditching Dorothy," will premiere during the highly anticipated and revered Art Basel Miami Beach at Ocean Drive Magazine's Paint the Town Green Presents: "The Emerald City" event on December 5, 2008.

The annual Ocean Drive Magazine Paint the Town Green Event presents "The Emerald City" highlights The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection in honor of the upcoming 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in 2009. The dazzling display will be exhibited throughout the luxurious Ocean Drive Magazine Photo Studio, paying homage to the weeklong celebration of global artistic influence accredited to Art Basel Miami Beach. The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection will have an exclusive, elaborately designed suite within "The Emerald City" Photo Studio.

The special exhibition of The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection will be on display to the public at the Ocean Drive Magazine Photo Studio from December 6-7 and the Miami Children's Museum from December 9-23.

Following a year of special events spanning the globe, select pieces from The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Collection will be auctioned at a gala event in October 2009 with the proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Nelson De La Nuez is one of the most innovative pop artists of today. His unique blend of pop and surrealism has brought him to the forefront of the art world, which gained him worldwide recognition. The artist is known for his distinctive style called "Art on the Edge," which is creating art on all sides of the canvas. De La Nuez is listed on the "Who's Who List of the Most Collected Artists of Our Time" with the premiere auction houses and sold in galleries internationally with collectors spanning the globe.

His artwork is collected by many well known people in the entertainment industry and has been featured on countless television shows, including: VH1: Fabulous Life of: "The Latest in Billionaire Home Decor," MTV "Cribs," HGTV "Designer's Challenge" and E! "Celebrity Favorites." De La Nuez is also looking forward to the release of his own pop culture book in early 2009, which will be sold worldwide.

The limited edition 70th Anniversary Wizard of Oz artwork is available on his pop website at http://www.popcultureart.com -- Register online for the artist's emailing list to be notified of upcoming tour events and artwork releases.

For interested galleries or buyers to purchase editions/artwork, contact Stacy Bell at 805-583-5060

    For interview, information or photos, please contact:
    Anastasia
    Anastasia Public Relations
    626-827-7774
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    805-583-5060/Stacy
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THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (C) Turner Entertainment Co.(s08)

About The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved and iconic motion pictures of all time filled with timeless sentiments and values cherished by multiple generations. Originally released in 1939, more than one billion consumers have experienced the classic story of Dorothy and friends in the Land of Oz.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

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