Lifeguard Lucky Number 13


  • From a limited edition of 15 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
  • Image size: 20×30 inches, 51×76 cm
  • Paper size: 22×32 inches, 56×81 cm
  • Shipped unframed in a sturdy, double-walled tube


Limited availability (1 remaining)

Art-ID: KO1_5513 Category: Collections: , ,


It is first light on an empty beach and a single figure is poised, her leg suggestively raised and outstretched on a pink lifeguard tower. The wind blows wisps of her hair and traces of sand on her back confess to other recent activities. A no swimming icon and the numerals “13” are posted conspicuously. Faint striations in the sky echo the diagonal lines of the railing above the figure.

The number thirteen is considered unlucky by some and lucky by others. In mathematics it is a Fibonacci number, happy number, and a prime. Its the atomic number of Aluminum. Christians, Sikhs, Jews, Wiccans, Shiites, and Aztecs all have significant days or beliefs connected in some way to the number thirteen. For example, there was a baker’s dozen at the last supper. Italians, Colgate University, and Taylor Swift alike considered 13 to be lucky. The United States began with thirteen colonies and the thirteenth amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery.

Note: no particular impression number can be assured due to the possibility of simultaneous sales. The number thirteen in the title is descriptive of the image, not the impression number in the edition.

This limited edition archival photograph is made with the best quality inks on heavyweight museum-grade paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this premium process is produces exceptional contrast and crisp images. Properly displayed, this photograph will last without noticeable fading or change in color for generations (well over 100 years). A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.

Artwork is expertly packed, insured, and guaranteed to arrive undamaged.

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