The Bridges of New York: Limited Edition Prints
The nine major bridges of New York are more than structures of steel and stone. They define Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. They connect peoples. They are the arteries by which the lifeblood of one of the greatest cities on Earth flows. They are a testament to the age in which we live. For these reasons and more, renowned watercolor artist Antonio Masi has put brush to paper to capture these monuments to our modern age. Now, with your help, Antonio wants to immortalize the paintings he has created by sharing them with you.
Antonio Masi has won national and global acclaim for his paintings of New York's bridges and has been featured in magazines, newspapers, websites, videos and on television for his work. Antonio co-authored the book "New York's Golden Age of Bridges" with Joan Marans Dim, which was published by Fordham University Press and features Antonio's paintings exclusively. Antonio is also well known in the worldwide artist community for his lectures, demonstrations and service. He is currently serving as the President of the American Watercolor Society, the oldest and most prestigious watercolor society in the country.
The purpose of this kickstarter is to create a unique set of limited edition prints of the nine major New York bridges. These high-quality giclee prints are incredibly accurate reproductions of the original paintings and are printed on premium watercolor paper. Featuring as many as 16 colors, a giclee print is as close to the original artwork as you can get. However, giclees are expensive to produce and that is where you, the Kickstarter community, come in.
Antonio needs your help to get this project off the ground. At the highest levels of support you will receive a set of nine 16" x 20" giclee prints in an archival box. Each set is hand numbered and signed by the artist himself and, once they are gone, they will never appear in this form again. There will only be 99 sets created, which makes these unique sets a must for serious collectors, who plan to keep them in their original archival box for posterity, as well as art connoisseurs who plan to decorate their home or office with these magnificent works of art.
Thank you for your interest in this unique offer and your support of Antonio and the fine arts in general. The timing of this Kickstarter has been arranged so everything offered will arrive before the winter holidays in case you plan to gift them.
Here are a few of the places Antonio's work has been featured:
For a list of Antonio Masi's awards and accolades, and to view more of his work, go to antoniomasi.com
Printed on premium watercolor paper using as many as 16 colors, these giclee prints are of the highest quality. The nine prints being offered are of the paintings below. All prints are hand signed by the artist. If you purchase one of the 99 limited edition sets of all nine bridges, they are numbered, come in an archival box, and include a 16" x 20" version of the poster design as a bonus. The limited edition set also comes with a letter of authenticity.
This original poster features all nine paintings in an original design. Printed with the same exacting standards on premium watercolor paper. This giclee print is suitable for framing as a beautiful work of art in its own right.
Risks and challenges
The only potential stumbling block we could imagine is getting so many orders for prints that several more high-quality printers would need to be employed to cover the order. Since Antonio will be supervising the printing of all giclees, this could, potentially, delay delivery. In this case, those who purchased the complete set would take priority over those that ordered individual prints.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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