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    Angela China & Sergio Barrale
    Frontline Warriors, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    7 x 15 feet (2.1336 x 4.572 meters)
    Signed and dated by Angela China & Sergio Barrale / April 2020
    Donated by Angela China and Sergio Barrale
    Retail $30,000

    "Frontline Warriors took on a life of its own, becoming a source of pride and strength for our team at the height of the pandemic here in Brooklyn. We hope this piece will continue to generate appreciation for the incredible dedication, professionalism, and sacrifice our healthcare workers exhibit everyday"

    - Kenneth D. Gibbs, President & CEO of Maimonides Medical Center.

    "As a nurse on the front lines of the COVID pandemic, seeing this remarkable piece of artwork ever day in the hospital lobby as I came to work was a reminder that we're part of something bigger. Standing together we have the combined strength as a team to overcome this virus,"

    - Chester Cheung, RN.

    "I cannot express how much joy, camaraderie and hope Angela China and Sergio Barrale's oil painting, Frontline Warriors gave our staff. To see our dedicated team members gather around the painting to silently reflect, or take photos with pride, gave me such inspiration to lead with a new kind of energy and hope. The colorful solder-like images remind us every day of the strength we found, and continue to find, when fighting this pandemic."

    - Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of LICJMC, Northwell Health

    Having been exhibited at New York's Maimonides Medical Center and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center - the two hospitals that have handled more COVID-19 cases than anyone else in the USA - this monumental painting is currently on display at LIJ where it continues to inspire our frontline workers on a daily basis.

    According to Angela China and Sergio Barrale, this painting is dedicated to "all of those who lost their lives and to the heroes who rose to the occasion - and it is our preference the eventual buyer donate this piece back to a hospital so it can continue to bolster the moral of the healthcare professionals" (

    Artist Bio: Angela China began using street art as a way to ignite conversations with the public; mainly on the topics of women's issues and sexual politics. China's work exhibits in galleries across the US and at art fairs such as Art Wynwood, Aqua Miami, Scope New York, Red Dot and the Spectrum. Notable public collectors include Viacom, MTV, Live Nation, STK Restaurants, Governor's Ball and Inked Magazine. Solo exhibitions include Mondrian Hotel (New York), Shore Club (Miami) CastleFitzJohns Gallery, NY, Treason Gallery, WA & 212 Arts Gallery, NYC.

    Sergio Barrale is a Los Angeles, CA based artist who was born in New York and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Barrale connects the use of graphite in his work to a naturalistic need for creative expression, and human desire to comprehend contemporary events rooting back to ancestral times. Including exhibits in galleries & museums across the world, Sergio has been featured in Hi Fructose Magazine Vol. #41 6pg & Hey! Magazine Vol #31 out of France 7pg. He has also been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, American Art Collector Magazine, SuperSonic, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine & WhiteHot! Magazine. His oil painting "The Cloud Millennium 2020" is currently on display at Norwood Club, a private Arts/Club in Manhattan, NYC. "The Cloud Millenium" took 300hrs to create using a grisaille dutch masters technique. Each one of Sergio's massive 365cm - 426cm (12ft-16ft) pencil drawings clocks 250hrs & grinds down close to 500 pencils.

    Mission: All proceeds from artwork sold in The Heart of Art and Design charity auction will benefit the American Nurses Coronavirus Response Fund, for the professionals who help transform the nation's health through the selfless power of nursing. Please visit their website for their tremendous and awe-inspiring work:

    Shipping: Artwork located at Cadogan Tate, 301 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Cadogan Tate can arrange shipping at a discount for purchases, please contact for any shipping enquiries.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    14th Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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