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SOURCE Hunt Studio
Saint's Head Coach Sean Payton and Star player Jimmy Graham Join in as Well
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Robertson family from A&E's hit TV show Duck Dynasty have become redneck royalty. Now they are taking on the stuffy art world with a series of hand-signed limited edition lithographs. "This ain't no yuppy art. They're redneck masterpieces that will make you happy, happy, happy," said Phil Robertson.
The first lithograph in the series was released in December 2012. Each limited edition print was hand-signed by Phil, Si, Willie and Jase. "Response has been incredible. Every day we ship prints to fans around the world," said Tammy Young, Vice President of Hunt Studio, publishers of the lithographs. Duck Dynasty currently airs in 40 countries around the world.
The Robertsons chose Michael Hunt, one of the world's premier poster artists, to create their poster art. "He painted Pope John Paul II's portrait for the Vatican and Clinton's portrait for the White House, so we figure he was qualified," said the Robertson family.
The newest print is a tribute to Faith, Family, Football and Duck Hunting, so if you love football and also enjoy killing things, then this is perfect for you," said Phil Robertson.
There are two versions of the print, one for football fans across the country, and the other specifically devoted to "Who Dat" fans. With Saints' Head Coach Sean Payton's highly anticipated return to the game this season, fans in the "Who Dat" Nation are wildly excited. Coach Payton and Jimmy Graham heard about the project and wanted to be involved, so they each hand–signed a special limited edition along with the Robertsons.
"This is the most unique project I have ever been involved with, I love it! I think I am the first artist to ever blend Christianity, football and hunting together in the same painting," said artist Michael Hunt.
Phone interviews with the Robertson's and the artist can be scheduled upon request. HD video footage of the family signing and discussing the project, as well as still photos are available for editorial use.
Video with caption: "Duck Dynasty Stars Taking Over the Art World Redneck Style A little bit of weird mixed with a little bit of normal creates magic on canvas. Written by: Jim Henderson for Hunt Studio Date: September 6, 2013 Great art is created from great passion; great art stirs a passion in those who view it. When you combine the talents of a superb artist with subjects that resonate in the hearts of those who will have the privilege of seeing it, of owning it, of living it, you've created magic from an empty canvas. "Sometimes in life amazing things happen. Michael Hunt, weird, meets the Robertsons clan, normal, you mix weird and normal together and BINGO, you get a masterpiece. Faith, Family, Football and Duck Hunting," said Phil Robertson. That's what world renowned artist Michael Hunt and reality television star Phil Robertson have done. What they've created isn't just for hunters or football fans, but for all who hold dear what we hold in our arms and in our hearts. www.Huntstudio.com." Video available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-MM75613-20130906-2.mp4
Image with caption: "Football and Duck Hunting Limited Edition Lithograph Hand-signed by Duck Dynasty Star." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130906/MM75613-a
Image with caption: "Artist Michael Hunt and Duck Dynasty stars Si, Willie, Jase and Phil Robertson." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130906/MM75613-b
Contact: Krista Sabillon or Tammy Young for details.
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