Miami, FL — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Westwood Gallery, NYC set a new U.S. sales record for Contemporary artist David Datuna. With a booth in Art Miami, the gallery sold Datuna’s luminous white American flag for $150,000 to a collector from the Netherlands. James Cavello, President of Westwood Gallery,NYC curated a solo exhibition for the artist in the gallery’s SoHo location in May 2011. He included Datuna’s British, Canadian, Russian and fashion branding flags. The artist has broken many records in the past year, including a six figure sale to former President and current Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Datuna’s international flags are created with a foundation of collage utilizing press articles, historic images and pop culture which represent the political, social and cultural views of the country’s flag. Thereafter Datuna fuses together an undulating surface of eyeglass lenses in varying magnifications, engaging viewers of all ages who desire a closer look. Not only is the artist represented in Art Miami, but in Scope the artist is supported by a collaborative group, including Kiwi Art Group and an international company, Global Art Group. Both companies believe in Datuna’s new flag form projects which incorporate a recognized feature portrait digitized from smaller portraits. The flag on view in Scope is a large image of Apple’s late founder, Steve Jobs and a magnified view of Steve’s face reveals small portraits of Ayn Rand. Datuna is working on several large scale installations utilizing his international flags for events and city celebrations. In 2012 the artist will have an installation in a central square in Kiev, Ukraine with 16 large scale flags representing the countries participating in Euro 2012, the international soccer championship. The city will host the final competition and the artists’ flags create a unified art installation for tourists to visit, along with a nighttime laser light presentation to highlight the location.