"THE ARCTIC HUNTERS" by RICHARD TAYLOR
High in the Arctic Circle a bitter war of attrition was fought in freezing, unforgiving conditions, the desperate conflict played out against a majestic, awe-inspiring backdrop of beautiful ice-clad mountains.
Richard Taylor's spectacular new painting portrays the Me109s of 6./JG5 led by Oberleutnant Heinrich Ehrler, while based at Petsamo in Finland, as they soar high above the towering peaks of ice capped mountains glistening in the cold polar air, March 1943. Their dawn patrol keeps constant vigil along the glacial fjords of the Norway's far-northern coastline, as the majestic vista gives the battle-hardened Me109 pilots a brief moment of tranquillity far removed from the grim and bitter battles being fought below.
Richard's new edition is signed by Luftwaffe fighter Aces who flew on the Polar Front, including two of the top fighter Aces in history, guaranteeing this fine limited edition a place in the portfolios of all serious collectors.
THE LIMITED EDITION of 350: $160
Each print in this limited edition has been individually signed by two eminent Luftwaffe veterans who flew in the Arctic Campaign:
Unteroffizier GUNTHER KOLB
Major ERICH RUDORFFER
THE POLAR FRONT EDITION
These FOUR signature editions are additionally signed by:
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSTEIN
60 Polar Front Editions: $195
25 Artist Proofs: $225
THE POLAR FRONT REMARQUES (with four signatures)
The first edition, consisting of 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil drawing extensively researched, and gracefully hand crafted by the artist. The second edition, will be restricted to just TEN COPIES and issued with a DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing. Richard is without doubt one of the greatest exponents of pencil work in this industry and his remarques are quite simply outstanding. Completed not just in pencil but also highlighted with white acrylic, these inscriptions are as much a work of art as the painting itself.
25 Remarques: $435
10 Double Remarques: $715
Overall print size:
33 7/8 wide x 23 1/8 high
ARCTIC HUNTERS by RICHARD TAYLOR (Polar Front: Luftwaffe: Erich Rudorffer:)@vbader.com