Now, street artist Al Baseer Holly, known as ABH, will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of commissioned portraits to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the couple.
The “Portraits for Perry” initiative hopes to raise $400,000 to establish the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Community High School, in Jupiter, Florida, where the teen was set to begin school in the Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy just three weeks after his tragic disappearance.
“Perry was extremely passionate about art, our environment, marine life and the wild. He was a teenager with big dreams and a great imagination,” said Korniloff and Cohen in a statement. “The art world has been a positive source of support since day one after our son went missing, and a critical participant as we continue the healing process and carry on Perry’s legacy.”
In addition to providing environmental education, the laboratory will feature a mural of Cohen created by street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed a logo for the foundation.
Collectors wishing to commission ABH to create their portrait are asked to submit a photograph to the artist’s gallery, Arcature Fine Art of Palm Beach. Prices begin at $10,000 for a 38-inch-square canvas, and all commissions are subject to the artist’s approval.
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