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John Pitre Framed Israeli Martyrs 30 x 24 cavas (6862503)

  Item Currently $251.00 USD Buy Now  $1,000.00 USD
Item ID # 6862503
Quantity 1
Start Time 10/8/2010 11:44:36 AM PT
End Time 10/23/2010 11:44:36 AM PT
  Seller Seller Goodwill Industries of Mid Michigan
Location Flint, MI
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Early John Pitre Canvas Transfer

Framed size:  37 x 31
Canvas size:  30 x 24

Estimated Value:  $500-$1000

Oversized shipping is estimated at $150.  Depending on your location and shipping choice, a credit will be issued if actual shipping is less.

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Israeli Martyrs:
Commissioned and painted in 1972, this work honors the eleven Israeli athletes killed by terrorists during the Munich Olympic Games. In the background, the image of a magnificent athlete rises out of the mountains, holding the gold rings that symbolize the essence of the Olympics. The martyred athletes in the foreground watch the runner who bears the traditional torch from ancient Greece, which signals the beginning of the Games. But the torch is unlit, for this time there will be no Olympics for them. Each of the columns he passes represents one of the Olympiads, from their origin until those ill-fated games in Munich.

About the artist:

Born in 1942 and educated in the fine arts at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City, John Pitre evolved to become a master of fantasy and surrealism. Pitre has been a significant influence in the art world for over thirty years, and carries the distinction of being one of the most widely published artists in modern history.

As a storyteller, Pitre uses his paintbrush to comment on the most profound questions concerning man, and to create a reflection of our times and the world in which we live.

He creates entire imaginary worlds completely from his mind, using artistic expression as a vehicle for powerful social commentary. Well before they became the significant social issues of our times, Pitre's surrealistic renditions of the threat of overpopulation, the ominous shadow of nuclear war, and the ecological deterioration of our planet became widely popular as poster images, selling in the millions. One image alone, "Restrictions", sold an estimated seven million copies. Through his art Pitre continues to bring to our attention important aspects of our human condition, and as a result of his visionary talents, his social commentary paintings are now considered twentieth-century classics.

A modern day DaVinci, Pitre holds numerous patents to his name. He is a pioneer in many fields; he explored the depths of the oceans with diving gear he designed himself, long before commercial dive equipment was available. His affinity for the high seas led to designs for generating electricity from ocean waves and currents. Pitre is also an accomplished pilot who has learned to fly every form of aircraft available to him, including a unique, one of a kind configuration that he personally conceived of, engineered, and built. Still an adventuring aviator; he now owns and flies his own helicopter.

Based on his meticulous study of human anatomy in the arts, Pitre has designed some of the world's most advanced fitness equipment, that can be seen today in many of the world's finest gyms. His credits in this field include the Questar line of fitness equipment and the ROM (Range of Motion) machine, which was awarded the "Best of What's New" designation in 1993 by Popular Science Magazine; and the Time Works device that led to one of TV's most successful infomercials. He also developed and patented a new proprietary formulation for artist's paint based on space age polymers, that is now sold worldwide. (Genesis Paint)

Look beyond the surface, and into the depths of paintings by John Pitre, and you will look into the mind and soul of one of mankind's great thinkers. Through his social commentary art and visionary paintings he shares his vision of our purpose in the universe, and reminds us of the responsibilities we have as moral beings and as stewards of our planet. He tells about life as a human citizen here on Earth, warning about its difficulties and pitfalls, but also portrays the beauty and magic that each one of us possesses within. He encourages us to follow our longings and aspirations to achieve our dreams, but to hold dear the relationships we have with all other men.

Pitre's work is transcendental in nature and many people derive their own profound yet private meaning from his paintings. When describing Pitre's work, most people speak not of its appearance, amazing as it is, but rather of their own personal moment of epiphany inspired by the paintings of this master.

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Additional Information Added 10/11/2010 5:08:27 PM
Just to answer a bunch of questions I have received on these pieces... Shipping: I will be happy to combine shipping if you are the winner of both of these pieces. You will only pay EXACT shipping charges. If you would like to provide a prepaid shipping label from your UPS/FEDEX/USPS/or any other carrier, I would be happy to accomodate you. In general, whatever works for for me as long as we are fair! Local viewing: The items are available to be seen Mon-Sat 9 am to 8 pm and Sun from 11 am to 7 pm at 1500 South Lapeer in Oxford, MI. This is our store and donations center. No need to make an appointment, stop in! You can call 248.969.8300 for directions if needed. Other Misc: The $500-$1000 value was provided by a gallery representative of the artist. This was based on unframed examples in the current market. These are early unique pieces not currently available in any other channel. I will update this posting as more questions are posted. Thanks again!

(Store: Oxford)

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