Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff And David Welker Charity Print Release

Earlier this year illustrator Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff of Fugscreens Studios made a startling discovery and had it confirmed by his doctor. He had found a lump and it was testicular cancer. At the beginning of August it was concluded that he would need an operation to remove the area with said mass. Obviously the past few months have been very difficult and trying for him and the ones around him who were aware of the situation. On Tuesday the 6th of September he had the operation and recovered well from it all but at a huge cost.

 Currently with the operation, ultrasounds, doctors visits and medication Zissou had to pay over 23k out of pocket to hopefully be healthy again. If he would have had insurance this number could have been cut down by almost 80% if not more. 

So his good buddy and one of the most talented artists out there right now, David Welker, has been kind enough to collaborate on a print with him in order to raise a little money for Zissou's growing medical bills.

The idea was for Welker and Zissou to co-design a print release with the proceeds being split between himself and the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation: . Zissou is in no way shape of form looking for a hand out, but instead a way for him to be able to give back to research that will hopefully help future cases such as himself and still be able to produce awesome art with one of his favorite people and artists around.

 From Zissou and David:
Wednesday afternoon I will be releasing both of my fundraiser prints, one of them being another extremely exciting collaboration with David Welker. I have worked with David over the past three years on some amazing projects, including one of the best shows I’ve ever curated “Lucid Dreamscape”, with him and Brin Levinson. BUT Tomorrow’s drop has a special personal connection for both welker and I, a few weeks ago we decided to come together and produce two prints that would help pay for an unexpected surgery that I underwent three weeks ago. More importantly, we set a goal to try and raise 10k for the .

Wednesday at 2pm CDT we will be releasing two prints called “Band practice ” and “Playtime”, both will be available only for 24 hours and the proceeds from all the sales will be donated to a wonderful cause that will now and forever be close to my heart. Due to the type of cancer that we are trying to raise money for it often goes unnoticed and unspoken, which is a crying shame as it’s one of the most common cancers found, but for obvious reasons it’s also one of the most taboo. I believe this is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together to bring a little awareness and raise funds for something that more people should be talking about.
‘Band Practice’ by David Welker
Printed by Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff
20″ x 16″ 6 Color Screen Print
Limited Edition of 300
‘Playtime’ by Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff
Printed by Zissou Tasseff-Elenkoff
16″ x 20″ 8 Color Screen Print
Timed Edition | Available for 24 Hours
If you have any interest in joining them in the good fight, please go to this link at 2pm CDT on Wednesday, September 28th.

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