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How much fun is this! The Arts Council sold John Gaydos’original “Hot Dog” acrylic painting for $1,300 unframed at its auction
fund-raiser this past fall.
Now you can get a limited edition print for yourself or as a gift for someone special!
We arranged for a printing of 150 signed and numbered serigraphs that are now available for $125.00 unframed plus tax from us. There are also 15 s/n unframed artist proofs available for $150.00 plus tax. Shipping is FREE within the continental U.S. Size unframed is 22″w x 22″h.
The print features the famous Yocco’s hot dog, a staple in the Lehigh Valley for over 80 years.
This serigraph is truly a piece of collectible fine art; each is individually hand-screened eleven times to attain the purity of the color separations.
How to purchase
It’s easy. Go to our website home page. (Click here.)
- Click on thumbnail image of the print.
- Click on the drop down box that under the thumbnail image.
- Select whether you wish to purchase the limited edition print or the artist proof.
- Make your payment. Shipping is FREE within the continental U.S.
- Copy and complete the order form shown at the end of this post.
- Mail it to: LV Arts Council, 840 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 (Please call if you have questions: 610-437-5919)
Special framing offer: We’ve made arrangements with Boulevard Art & Framing for a mat and frame perfect for this print at $115.00 plus tax. Just call Tom or Nancy at 610-820-4177 and tell them you bought a “Hot Dog” print.
But hurry! There are only 150 prints being produced and then the plates will be destroyed. This edition is expected to sell out in a very short period of time. So, please contact us as soon as you can to order your piece of nostalgia.
How it all came to be!
Last November, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) held its inaugural “Art for Everyone” fund-raiser auction, which raised nearly $16,000 for local artists and the local arts community, attracting over 200 participants and some very spirited bidding.
The focus of the auction was to offer fine art that was “local” and “affordable.” To anchor the auction’s focus, the Arts Council commissioned John Gaydos, a well-known local artist, to paint his perspective of one of our primary sponsors, “Yocco’s, the Hot Dog King”, a local business with roots in our community for over 80 years.
After the auction the Iacocca family (founders and still owners of Yocco’s) asked LVAC to publish a limited edition serigraph based on the original painting entitled “Hot Dog.” As a result, the Arts Council met with John Gaydos and Curlee Holton, founder of the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, and an agreement was reached to publish a signed and numbered edition of 150 serigraphs in addition to 15 artist proofs. This is the only edition that will ever be printed, and all plates will be destroyed after the edition is signed and numbered by the artist.
Proceeds from the sales of these prints are part of the fund-raising efforts of the Arts Council, enabling the organization to continue its work to promote the arts throughout the community and in education, encourage and support artists and their development, and engage the community in arts commerce and arts-related issues.
If you aren’t yet a member of the Arts Council, we’d love to have you join us. Please see the Join tab above for more information.
HOT DOG Print Order Form
Street Address ____________________________________________
City, State, and Zip Code_____________________________________
I would like ___ copy of the Limited Edition Print @ $132.50 each (includes sales tax)
I would like ___copy of the Artist Proof @ $159.00 each (includes sales tax)
Mastercard/Visa: Name on Card ______________ Card Number______________
Make checks payable to: Lehigh Valley Arts Council