Clown-spotted Leporinus 3059

24 x 36 in – Series of 20
Dye sublimation on aluminum

Image Details

Leporinus klausewitzi 3059 – February, 2020

Caño Verde, Vichada Department, Colombia

(Western Guiana Shield)

Sony ILCE-6500, Sony E 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens

Aquapac SLR Case

f/3.5, 1/200, ISO 200, -0.7 e.v.

Latitude: 6° 6’6.22”N

Longitude: 67°32’24.69”W


Explorer’s Notes

These are beautiful fish that stick out in the wild with their red fins and four black spots. They swim all over the mid and bottom areas of the river as if they owned the place.

They feed on periphyton which they pick off the fallen tree branches and also on seeds and fruit that fall into the water from the rainforest trees above.

Large adults school in groups of up to 15, but I have seldom seen young schooling. Instead, they are solitary fish, which for unknown reasons no other fish messes with or gets too close to.


What exactly am I purchasing?

You are buying the artwork that is in front of you in the gallery. It is number one in a series of 20 for that size and medium. Once you purchase it, you can pick it up after the exhibition closes (around August 1st) or arrange for shipping or delivery to your home. You will also receive a certificate of authenticity that will be mailed to you within 30 days of purchase.

What is a Dye Sublimation in Aluminum metal print?

The piece you are purchasing is a Chromaluxe dye sublimation on aluminum. Heat infused aluminum prints have been shown to resist fading for 65+ years and last 2-4 times longer than traditional photo-based silver papers.

Is this artwork part of a series? If so, how many were printed?

The prints in this exhibition are a series of 20, so only 20 of this specific size and media will ever be made.

Who is Ivan Mikolji?

“You Cannot Preserve What You Don’t Know Exists.” Groundbreaking Venezuelan artist and river explorer Ivan Mikolji’s motto exemplifies his life’s mission: to promote knowledge and inspire the preservation of the planet’s aquatic ecosystems.

Mikolji’s artwork celebrates the elements, aquascapes, and landscapes that he has intimately experienced as a lifetime explorer, researcher, and photographer. Mikolji’s artwork guides the viewer’s journey into rarely seen underwater worlds.

Free Book with Print

Special exhibition promotion.

Get a complimentary copy of the book Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild by Ivan Mikolji with your metal print investment, or Get a 10% coupon when you purchase the book online on our website.

You can also purchase the book in person at Books and Books in Coral Gables or online at Amazon.com

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