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"The Sharks Took the Rest"

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"You know, that was the time I was most frightened. Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went into the water; three hundred sixteen men come out. The sharks took the rest. June the 29th, 1945." - Robert Shaw as Quint

One of the most horrifying scenes in Jaws has nothing to do with the film's great white villain. Quint and Hooper are having drinks, comparing scars, and laughing the whole time until Brody asks about a particular scar, and the mood suddenly drops as Quint tells the tale of the USS Indianapolis, a battleship in WWII that was sunk by a Japanese torpedo; the men who weren't killed from the blast abandoned ship and found themselves to be caught in the midst of a shark feeding frenzy ... and this really happened. This is a factual historical story inserted into a completely fictional movie. Robert Shaw is brilliant as the grizzled war veteran, and this monologue is a stunning example of how all the gore and jump-scares in the world can't compare to the real-life horrors of war.

For this artwork I used a mosaic abstract/geometric style I first created for my Laurel & Hardy Collection, and have taken it to another level in my Jaws Collection, moving from solid silhouettes to add more detail with the two-tone stencil-style I often use, fused with a backdrop of multi-colored squares to make a cool effect of looking pixelated at first glance, but when you have a closer look, you realize all of the hand-drawn details are there. This is another art style I have not seen done before, and I will do my best to continue to take my art to new levels and try to innovate, a difficult task as more and more artwork is released every day by millions of talented artists constantly creating awesome new work. All I can do is keep trying to create cool new visuals and hope people dig it!


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  • Museum-quality archival fine art print/giclée on acid-free paper.
  • Exclusive Limited Edition run in this size and variant.
  • Each Ltd. Ed. print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist in graphite.
  • Each Ltd. Ed. print includes a detailed Certificate of Authenticity, signed, dated, and numbered by the artist.
All Ltd. Ed. fine art prints are printed in Austin, TX, USA by Miller Imaging & Digital Solutions using archival Canon Lucia pigment inks on acid-free premium archival matte paper (230gsm/9.5mil). Finely crafted using a professional archival process, the result is a museum-quality art print that will last 100 years or more if properly cared for. All artwork is printed to individual order as art sells, no mass-printing, so please allow 2-3 days for this printing process to complete before your art is shipped. Please refer to the image included showing an example of how your print will look framed on a wall (frame not included; example image not necessarily to scale).
OPEN-EDITION MINI-PRINT ARTWORK DETAILS: Mini-Prints printed on high-quality cardstock and usually include a 1-inch border. Not numbered or signed.
Artwork © John Lathrop/Plaid Design. Characters/subject matter of source material © original owner(s)/creator(s). Not officially affiliated/licensed, but 100% protected under fair use and/or parody laws due to being original artwork of a transformative nature.