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July 16, 2014

Bringer Of Good Fortune

By Jeff Claassen

Bringer Of Good Fortune

Hey Everybody!

I’m super excited to finally offer this image as a limited edition print. Pre-orders are currently available. More on that in a minute. For now, here are a few details about the piece.

The original was not really like anything I had painted before and it was nice to take a step out of my comfort zone. “Bringer Of Good Fortune” was completed in February 2014 and was made specifically for the second annual “Young Savages” show, curated by my good friend and gallery/studio partner Neal Breton, in Paso Robles, CA. It sold soon after and I’ve been wanting to offer it as a print ever since. I decided to have it available in two sizes to keep it accessible for any collector. Each print will be mounted on a 3/4" thick wood panel. The edges will be painted black and the surface will be coated with a thick layer of clear plastic resin.The resin coating provides a protective high gloss finish. It will basically look like a yummy piece of shiny candy. Wire will be attached to the back so the print will be ready to hang right out of the package. I will begin production on this edition the last week of July and will start shipping them out on August 4, 2014.

The Pre-Order offer starts at 12pm on July 15, 2014 and will expire at 11:59pm on July 25, 2014. The official release date is August 1, 2014.
5” x 7”  regular price - $50.  Pre-Order price - $30.
8” x 10” regular price - $100.  Pre-Order price - $60.


If you'd like to pre-order this print please place your order online at:

http://jeffclaassen.com/store/prints/art_pages/bringer_good_fortune.htm

Thank you so much for all of your support!

- Jeff

PS. Here is a little bonus content about Koi for those of you that are still reading this.

The Koi fish has a powerful and energetic life force, demonstrated by its ability to swim against currents and travel upstream. Some of the characteristics associated with the Koi include good fortune, success, prosperity, longevity, courage, ambition and perseverance. The term “nishikigoi” in Japanese means "colored carp" and refers to the magical realm of Koi fish. In Japanese and other Asian cultures the Koi fish is a celebrated creature embodying many noble qualities and ideals. In Japanese culture it is said that a Koi swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with the bravery of a Samurai warrior and that if a Koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife facing its death bravely like a Samurai facing a sword. According to Chinese legend there was a place called Dragon's Gate at the top of a large waterfall on Yellow River. Koi would swim up the river, against the current to reach the base of the waterfall. Many would fail, but a few were brave enough to attempt the final leap up the waterfall. It was said that if a Koi completed the journey through Dragon's Gate at the top of the falls it would be transformed into a powerful dragon, which is a symbol of great power. The story symbolizes that anybody who is able to persevere through great trials can accomplishtheir highest goals to become great.

Thanks again!

 

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