Niff Celebrity Martini Glass: John Travolta
JOHN TRAVOLTA, Actor, Dancer, Producer and Writer. Notable film roles include : Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Pulp Fiction. Began his career in the 1970's show Welcome Back Kotter. Notable Film Roles include- Saturday Night Fever, Pulp Fiction , Grease. John was nominated for an Academy Award in both Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. Married to Actress Kelly Preston in 1991. John has a Passion for flying and is a licensed Pilot. ADDITIONAL ITEM: An autographed photo is included with this lot. ARTIST: Brock Bodart. PREVIEW LOCATION: Chop's . Address: 837 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102. Telephone: 239.262.4677. ARTIST VISION: I painted the glass to highlight some of the major movies in his career: Saturday Night Fever; Grease; Pulp Fiction; and Urban Cowboy (one of my personal favorites). These movies were all large box office hits for him, and memorable entertainment for all movie goers. Whether the movie was a musical (like Grease), or not, they ALL had a large musical element in them. I'm confident that you can play the sound track to anyone of these movies and recall the actual scenes from the movie they accompany. Fortunately for John and entertainment fans, his career has spanned decades. Unfortunately, for us, there was only a limited amount of space available on a martini glass to hit a few of the "high notes". Good name for the glass "High Note Martini". John's signature was on the outside of the glass (taking up considerable space). Due to the fact John's signature was the most valuable element of the glass, I took a don't mess with the signature approach to painting it. So, all of the painting done on the upper part of the martini glass was done from the inside. Everything was painted in layers, which was dictated by what visually needed to go on first. After the main elements were painted (Saturday Night Fever and Grease) the metallic golden background was added (dangerous stuff painting over other layers of paint). Once the gold was on, I removed all paint around his signature (except for the part of the T that ran thru the Saturday Night Fever body), to help highlight his signature and give the glass/art work more depth. More movie highlights were added to the top foot of the glass (Grease logo and Urban Cowboy). The bottom of the glass was painted blue to act as a backdrop for the highlights on the top of the foot and provide a good canvas to highlight one more movie (Pulp Fiction) on the bottom. I simply wanted to draw attention to the movie title that made everyone aware that even after such a tremendous life already in the entertainment industry, John was still on top of his game, and as relevant as ever. Most of us will remember his signature "scissor finger" dance with Uma Thurman. - A museum case for this glass is available for an additional $50.00 above the bid price by request.