Michael Kalish

Michael Kalish Sculpture, Inc.

Partner, Raise The Caliber™

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Like no other American artist of his time, Michael Kalish is recognized for inventing an entire genre and brand out of a license plate and for creating distinctive iconic sculptures made solely from recycled materials. Over the past 20 years Kalish has been creating work that hang in Galleries and Museums around the Globe in private collections of world leaders, fortune 100 companies, past Presidents, professional athletes and musicians. His unique position as a preeminent arbiter of style and taste has led to features in People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Details, Wired, ArtNews and the feature of stories on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, E! MSN, TLC, and most recently the host of Discovery Channel’s – “Final Offer”.

In what began some two decades ago as an interest in fashioning sculptures from license plates from automobiles, Kalish has emerged from an artist with a vision into what art dealers, critics, and the companies are now calling:

“Not just established but one of the artists of today.” – Chris Forney, Art Dealer

Kalish’s most recent venture, MONUMENTAL, is an extension of the Kalish brand as a

form of experiential marketing and includes public works such as the American International Award winning monument “REALIZE”-The highly acclaimed, large-scale portrait of Muhammad Ali, constructed from over 1,300 boxing speed bags. Launched at the Staples Center, the piece received 450 million impressions in TV, print, and online (Sunshine and Sachs PR). Other renowned works include the 18 foot interpretation of Perrier-Jouet’s anemone flower commissioned by the famous Champagne company and unveiled in NYC and 24M -the football size monument commissioned by BI and NASCAR that traveled the Country to raise awareness for COPD. Like Perrier-Jouet, NASCAR and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, companies are asking Kalish to create physical concepts that represent their brands and grab the attention in a unique way.

Moving forward with his vision, Kalish will soon be lunching a line of curated collectable pieces and products that will be commercially available to the masses including collectible art, housewares, furniture and bedding. “Kalish’s works are not just masterful but hopeful, being surrounded by them make us feel that the best days are yet to come.” -Reid Busk, Art Critic

 

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