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"echelon arrows" It sounds like a Spielberg script . . . but it really happened! On March 25, 1958 a tremendous roar was heard through the northern suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. No one could have known, that day, its echo would last 40 years into the future and grow louder and louder, against all the normal laws of nature. That momentous sound and event started as Jan "Zura" Zurakowski advanced the twin throttles of the first Canadian made supersonic aircraft, the Avro Arrow, on its maiden from Downsview Airport. The plane was incredible, its performance, along with the normally expected evolution, would have most certainly kept it at the leading edge of aviation technology for many decades. It was huge, over 90 feet long, and had a bomb bay larger than that of a B-29 Super-Fortress. It was fast, the aircraft by far out performed everything that the world had to compare it to. I dedicate this painting to the 15,000 or more Canadians who gave millions of honest hard working hours toward this ill-fated project. I wish to present to them and to all Canadians "Echelon Arrows" in their first formation flight over the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. All of the "Echelon Arrows" prints are signed by Avro’s chief experimental test pilot Janusz Zurakowski, a true pioneer in the early years of aviation and early jet craft.
Artists and art publishing companies sometimes add small images to a print. This added pictorial comment is called a remark and is traditionally spelled in French as "remarque". Remarques can add exceptional value to an art-print. Some prints have been known to increase in values hundreds and even thousands of dollars more than the same print without. When purchased with Suchiu Art pieces these images are always in full color and are totally hand painted by Ronald Suchiu and it is common for them to include a personalized note, phrase or even a hidden message. Because of the small size and his attention to detail Ron restricts his remarque production to less than 200 units per year. Most remarques are rarely as complex as Suchiu's and are generally very quickly drawn tiny pencil sketches without color. When purchasing an art print with a remarque buyers should "BEWARE!" that some prints and art pieces have what appears to be a remarque on them. The image may be printed on at the time that the print was made. These offer no added collectible value. Remarque is a small original sketch, drawing or painting done by the artist in the margin of the finished print.
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