The Spirit of New York
The Spirit of New York PANORAMIC 18×36 A/P Limited Edition Thomas Kinkade Canvas
New York City is one of the oldest and grandest of all American cities. The largest city in the United States, it is also one of the most spirited cities in the world. Thomas Kinkade realized this while on a trip to New York, and saw the boats on the river as symbolic of New York’s spirit… so of course he had to paint it! In his painting The Spirit of New York, Kinkade brings to life the view from the East river, looking out over the Brooklyn Bridge, and the rest of New York beyond. Read what Kinkade said about this painting when it was released:
On a recent trip to New York with my family, we got a chance to boat on the East river, enjoying seldom seen views of the city. As I savored the sights, I began to sense the pulsing rhythm of this great metroplis. It dawned on me The Spirit of New York is a mix of courage, resolve and an indomitable sense of celebrating life in all of its diversity.
As I gazed up at the mighty Brooklyn Bridge, I realized that this cast panoramic view of the city is alive with the energy and vitality that makes New York unique in all of the world. What image could better summarize The Spirit of New York in all its radiant energy?
As I labored on the Epic canvas (over 6 feet in length and 3 feet in height) I came to see the many boats upon the East river as somehow symbolic of the many facets of New York. The humble harbor tug flying ‘Old Glory,’ the hardest working boat on the river, expresses New York’s tremendous resolve in the face of challenges. Cargo ships remind us of the economic power of this busy port, whilke a miliary vessel suggests the power of heroism resident in the great city. In the distance, a vintage East River ferry harkens back to New York’s colorful history and an array of pleasure boats on the river confirms that the city still knows how to throw a party.
In the far distance, Lady liberty still holds the torch of Freedom high, while clouds dance overhead like a legion of angels, guarding the jewel beneath.”
The Spirit of New York
Thom painted the original The Spirit of New York on a canvas over 6 feet in length and 3 feet high! This panoramic view depicts The Spirit of New York – a mix of courage, resolve and an indomitable sense of celebrating life in all of its diversity. In addition to Thoms tributes to our country (with the inclusion of several flags), his wife and daughters (whose names all appear on the many boats in the image), and his 25 year marriage to Nanette (by including their anniversary date on the tug boat), There is tug boat making its way under the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhatten skyline looks beautiful and the Statue of Liberty is there as well.
The Spirit of New York is being released in an SN edition size of 1750 in 3 sizes and a Monumental edition size of 75.
++++ FRAMED Limited Edition Artist Proof (A/P) CANVAS (Frame included! See below)
++++ Thom created this painting in 2006.
++++ Hand Embellished Oil Highlighting The painting literally glows. This is also one of the paintings that change the time of day depending how much light you are shining on it. With medium light it looks like sunset, with more light it reflects back as if it is sunrise ~~ Pure magic! (At the time of purchase you will receive coaching on lighting with dimmer switch)
++++ Signed with a forgery-proof DNA Matrix signature
++++ FRAMED in a Brandy with fluted roses Museum Quality Frame ~~ ready to hang!
++++ Brass Plaque with the legend “The Spirit of New York ~~ Thomas Kinkade”
++++ Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity Included
++++About the Artist Proof Edition ~~
Artist Proofs (A/P)The Artist Proof Edition is available only through Premier Dealers and above, and is issued in very small editions. A/P’s are designated with the letters A/P during the numbering process and the canvas lithograph has a backstamp identifying it as an Artist Proof.