HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
Signed by Eric Burdon
US $178 – US $790
House of the Rising Sun by Suchiu Art an ultra-rare painting and limited edition print series featuring Eric Burdon from the Animals. Every limited edition print has been hand-signed by Eric Burdon, himself. For the House of the Rising Sun, you choose between owning a limited edition print without a frame or including an official Eric Burdon frame or an artist choice frame. Every limited edition print is produced on the highest-quality cotton rag stock paper, encased in a beautiful, archival, museum-quality frame. All Suchiu art is framed in-house under the scrutiny of the artist and master framer to achieve the highest caliber of quality presently available on the market.
The Story of House of the Rising Sun
Within the past few years, a fantastic treasure has been discovered in the dark yet beautiful French Quarter district of New Orleans.
This treasure is not that of gold… instead, it is one of incredible cultural value. When the song “House of the Rising Sun” was originally written this famous brothel was believed to be only a mythical one.
Until one day just a few years ago an electrical contractor was running new wiring through the walls of an old boarding house on St. Louis St.
You do remember the song, don’t you? Anyone who has ever tried to play the guitar would have learned to play this piece of music. Well, when Eric Burdon of the Animals wrote his version of this song, he borrowed some of the lyrics from an old 18th-century folk song. At the time that Eric’s song was released back in the 1960s, no one really knew if the “House of the Rising Sun” was an actual Orleans’ brothel or if it was simply a myth.
Well, a few years back a prominent lawyer in New Orleans was renovating an old boarding house that was left to her by her late husband. As they were running new wires through the old walls a contractor shone his flashlight into a small hole that he had made in the wall and noticed a large fluted pillar that had been cocooned beneath the drywall. Shining his light upwards he could make out what seemed to be the glimmer of gold reflecting back to him. As they tore down more and more large room’s old walls and ceilings, the artwork began to appear and it was soon very apparent what this house had once been used for.
This was the world’s most famous brothel hidden right in the middle of the old French Quarter of New Orleans… the actual one that was legendary for its slaves, voodoo, and sin.
Eric Burdon was soon invited to view the house that he had sung about so many years before. Ron was also invited to visit the house because of the painting he was about to do.
Knowing that the house would never be opened to the public, Ron has been offered the privilege of showing the world things that they would otherwise never be allowed to see. In his painting, Ron has portrayed the back and the front of this famous house. But the story is just beginning
“The Real Voodoo Curse” is a free short video by SUCHIU about his bizarre experience with the House of the Rising Sun and, believe it or not, the real Voodoo God Shango… it’s a true story!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are limited edition prints?
Unlike an open edition print series that can be endlessly reproduced, in a limited edition print series, the artist restricts the total number of prints to be produced so it will maintain its collectability throughout the test of time, therefore increasing its monetary value. A limited edition print series is broken down again into three categories: press proofs, artist proofs and signed and numbered.
What types of limited edition prints are there?
When an artist does a limited edition print series of an original painting, the first few prints that come off the press are called press or printer proofs. The first few samples that are printed off are put to the side as press proofs, having been ‘proofed’ by the person running the press prior to the artist’s arrival. Usually, press proofs only make up about 1% of the entire print run.
During a print run, the artist and the person running the press will intermittently pull samples and set them aside for proofing. Traditionally, press proofs would be proofed by the press operator and artist proofs would be proofed by the artist. At Suchiu Art, artist proofs make up only about 10% of a given limited edition print series.
Signed & Numbered
The majority of a limited edition print run is designated to a series called signed and numbered. The signed and numbered limited edition print series contains the largest quantity of reproductions for that specific painting. Nonetheless, the total quantity of prints produced in a given signed and numbered limited edition print series will still be restricted in comparison to demand to maintain a sense of urgency for collectors and retain the print series overall value.
Do you offer shipping?
Yes! Whether you are ordering a limited edition print unframed or with a frame, we can ship your order to you anywhere across North America and beyond. Each order is handled with the utmost care and packaged with protection to ensure it is received by you in the same condition that it left our gallery.