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The Last Unicorn


This painting has gone through several incarnations.  In 1993 I was commissioned to create a series of Unicorns for a Lenox China Collector's Plate series.  I exhibited the original unicorn painting at horse events, but a few people made comments that they thought it would look better as a horse.  In my attempt to make the painting more popular, I removed his horn and re-titled the painting "Southerly Wind" after the Bedouin legend.  It sold to a collector who used this painting as a logo for her Arabian horse ranch.  She owned it for many years, and then later asked me to find a buyer for it.  I decided to purchase it back from her, in order to restore the horn.  When I recreated the horn, I could truly see a lightness and life return to the painting. 
 
“The Last Unicorn” is the name of a famous book and animated movie by author Peter S. Beagle.  Fittingly, in the story, people who don’t believe in unicorns see her as merely a white mare.  In restoring the horn to this beautiful being I am restoring my faith in her, and that those who appreciate unicorns will see her for all that she is, a miracle.
 
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"The Last Unicorn"
 
"When the last moon is cast
over the last star of morning
and the future is past
without even a last desperate warning
look into the sky where through
the clouds a path is formed
look and see, how she shimmers
it's the last unicorn."
 
~ Lyrics from the song "The Last Unicorn"
~ Jimmy Web
 

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Select Print Style and Size8 x 8 Giclée $65.00
Shipping: $15.00

11 x 11 Giclée $125.00
Shipping: $20.00

16 x 16 Giclée $200.00
Shipping: $30.00

20 x 20 Giclée $275.00
Shipping: $35.00

24 x 24 Giclée $350.00
Shipping: $40.00

8 x 8 Poster $30.00
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11 x 11 Poster $60.00
Shipping: $10.00

16 x 16 Poster $95.00
Shipping: $12.00

20 x 20 Poster $135.00
Shipping: $12.00

24 x 24 Poster $175.00
Shipping: $12.00

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Please allow 2 weeks for delivery of Giclée prints and posters.

A Giclée print is a high resolution digital print using archival inks on the highest quality heavy rag watercolor paper; has a 1" wide border; is hand titled and signed by Kim;is mounted on a board and wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve for ease of handling, viewing and framing; and is shipped flat

A poster is a high resolution digital print using archival inks on very nice medium weight matte paper, has a 1/2" white border is not hand signed, and is shipped in a tube.

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