NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The art of wine and the joy of discovery are celebrated in a unique painting by the French artist Jean-Pierre Blanchard. The painting depicts the arrival of the 2005 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau on the moon -- the only place this fresh, fruity, first wine of the harvest has yet to conquer. The 52" x 66" painting has been donated by Georges Duboeuf, a man whose name is synonymous with Beaujolais Nouveau, and 100% of the winning bid from the Ebay auction which opens on November 10, 2005 at 9 P.M. (EST) will go to the American Red Cross. Bidding will end at 9 P.M. (EST) on Sunday night, November 20, 2005, at the end of the weekend after the release of the 2005 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051111/NYF001 ) An image of the painting and more information is available on the official website of Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, http://www.winewithoutrules.com. You'll also find a video of the artist creating the painting, along with information on how to bid. ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in 1947 in Ingrandes, France, Jean-Pierre Blanchard studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. Using traditional techniques and rigorous academic drawing, his paintings express intense symbolic and poetic energy combining matter, movement and light. Blanchard is a true innovator and lightning fast painter, who expresses the essence of his subject in a few masterful strokes. His thirst for creation and innovation have made his performance art painting renowned throughout Europe.
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