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Aesthetics, Authenticity, Condition, Rarity, and
Provenance. In collecting FineArt Editions, just as it is with original art, these are the absolutely necessary and indispensible qualities that are essential in the purchase a fine work of art. This is what you can expect of Fine Art Editions fromThe GreenwichWorkshop, our Family of Artists, and your Fine Art Dealer. This is why our editions are considered the Essential Art from today’s Essential Artists.
The upcoming MasterWork™ Fine Art Giclée Canvas of Mian Situ’s Golden Spike Ceremony personifies this concept:
Aesthetics – In a Situ painting, every individual brush stroke and the part it plays in the completed work is a thing of beauty. He is recognized as a master of composition. Color blends in his brushwork, along with his design of complimentary colors emphasizing the painting’s main focus. The placement of every line and color combination leads leisurely to the ceremonial driving of the spike itself,
letting the viewer take in the event as a whole.
Authenticity – Accuracy of the details (the time of day, the
engines, the participants and their clothing) is merely an element
of this Situ work. It is the composition of the crowd, the genuine human interaction, the impression of scale, even the sense of dryness in the desert air that inserts us in the event.We are not viewers, but participants ourselves.
Condition – This is a Greenwich Workshop MasterWork™ Fine Art Giclée Canvas. It has been created with the Greenwich assurance of quality and image fidelity that has remained the industry standard for over 35 years. When purchased through your Authorized GreenwichWorkshop Fine Art Dealer, you can expect your purchase to result in the illusion of owning the original itself.
Rarity – Only 45 pieces are in the MasterWork™ Fine Art Giclée Canvas of Golden Spike Ceremony.
Provenance – The original, a commissioned work, was never offered to the public.This extremely limited
edition will most likely proceed to sold out status as quickly as the other Situ MasterWorks™: The
Golden Mountain-Arriving San Francisco, 1865, The Powder Monkeys, Cape Horn, 1865 and Ten Miles in One
Day, Victory Camp, Utah, April 28, 1869. In the world of Fine Art Editions, expect The Greenwich Workshop to enable you to possess the best.
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Golden Spike Ceremony
by Mian Situ
With the Union asunder and in the midst of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln recognized that the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad was not a side project to be put aside and left dependent upon the outcome of the war. It was a task that defined the full potential of a unified nation. It would be started despite the war and stand as the restored Union’s first great accomplishment after the war.
A nation set to burst forth on the world was foreshadowed that day. Mian Situ’s Golden Spike Ceremony places us in the middle of that historic moment on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit in what was known then as Utah Territory. The railroads, which represented the day’s apex of progress and technology, joined the nation.The diverse melting pot of peoples that would make the United States so great conceived, financed and literally with their hands, hewed out of the North American soil this vital commercial artery.They gathered around as Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific Railroad, drove the final spike that officially joined the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads.A single railroad tie-length apart sat the CP No. 60 “Jupiter”
(blue) and the UP No. 119 (red). It is said that during the ceremony itself, the crowd was so thick that photographers could not get close enough to get a clear shot.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 45 s/n.
52"w x 32"h (unstretched).
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