This extremely limited edition etching represents the famous Jersey Shore Icon by the Atlantic Ocean of Lucy the Elephant in Margate, New Jersey just south of Atlantic City, a place where I spent many summers in my childhood with my family. This photo was taken by the artist in 2013. Lucy is earths largest elephant, and the only one in America designated as a National Historic Landmark.
She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, a real estate developer with a knack for promotion. Standing six stories tall, weighing 90 tons, covered with 12,000 square feet of sheet tin, Lucy was more than an object of awe. She was a functioning building, serving first as a real estate office, as a summer home, even briefly as a tavern, until unruly drunks nearly burned her down. She also gave people a reason to come to Margate City while Lafferty gave his real estate pitch.
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The etching is executed on two zinc plates, each one measuring eight-inches high by ten-inches wide 20.320cm by 25.400cm the overall image size is then sixteen-point-twenty-five-inches high by ten-inches wide almost 41.000 cm by 25.400cm wide. The print measures twenty-two-inches high by fifteen inches wide, 55.880 cm x 38.100 cm wide. This is the first edition, which is limited to ONLY five prints. The First edition is printed with oil-based, French inks a mix of blacks on RivesBFK white printmaking paper also French. The only method used in this etching was INTAGLIO. There will only be FOUR EDITIONS of this etching printed, with only five etching per edition. Editions II, II,IV have not yet been executed, but will be done in different colors.
Keywords beach, bizarre, tusks, New Jersey, lucy, victorian, margate, elephant, The Shore, hotels, icons, South Jersey. Please note that this etching is shipped to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price reasonable and also allows the collector a wide range of choice in framing selection. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The ABSOLUTE ARTS DOT COM price does not include any shipment cost, but does include wrapping materials, handling, and shipment carton.