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MansionArt.com Provides Exclusive Representation and Launches Inaugural Online Auction of World Renowned Contemporary Artist Ivan Jenson
Sep 27, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)


BARTONSVILLE, Pa., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MansionArt.com, an online fine art auction house is now open for bidding in their December 7th auction. They are selling 40 new original Ivan Jenson paintings, of which many are large scale. All paintings will go to the highest bidder. Full-page ads announcing this event will be featured in the November issues of ArtNews and Art In America.

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Jenson, a child prodigy, was called a "master sculptor" at the age of 10 by The Los Angeles Times. Residing in New York City during the 80's, Jenson's work was featured alongside paintings by his contemporaries Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol.

Ivan Jenson, a friend of the late Malcolm Forbes who once told Jenson, "you are better than Picasso." Jenson traveled numerous times on the Forbes Highlander Yacht to sketch portraits of some of the most powerful figures in corporate America. Mansion Art has footage from one of Jenson's trips on the Forbes Highlander Yacht on the MansionArt.com Web site. Jenson later painted the last commissioned portrait of Malcolm Forbes.

Selected by Absolut Vodka for their Absolut artist series, Absolut Jenson ads ran internationally in art and lifestyle publications during the early 90's. In recent years, Jenson paintings have sold at other major auction houses Christie's and Butterfields.

Seth Nagdeman, the CEO of MansionArt.com, says, "We are thrilled to have signed Ivan Jenson, exclusive to Mansion Art where we represent his originals at auction two times per year. In our first auction we are featuring Jenson's bold portraits of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Eli Broad, Keith Richards, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Jack Nicholson, Andy Warhol, and James Joyce, to name a few. We have selected the online auction format so that Ivan Jenson's art is reachable by collectors all over the world. For the first time, we are exclusively publishing Ivan Jenson's work in limited edition giclee prints, signed and numbered by the artist and made available for purchase in the MansionArt.com online store."

Ivan Jenson says, "My artistic journey has always been paved in colors. Now by having this auction two times a year, it will be like sharing a visual journal with the world. It has always been this way for me, when I paint positive things happen."

Fine art collectors will need to register at http://www.MansionArt.com in order to participate in the auction. Bidding is now open and will continue until the ending date of December 7th at 9PM EST. The auction ends with a 15- minute extension rule.

For more information contact: MansionArt.com CEO, Seth Nagdeman Phone: 888-891-2123 Email: seth@mansionart.com Web site:

CONTACT: Seth Nagdeman, CEO of MansionArt.com, +1-888-891-2123, seth@mansionart.com

Web site: http://www.mansionart.com/