TRITON PURCHASES 'LEGEND' BRONZE GIANT SQUID TABLE.by Kirk McGuire on 08/04/16
2016 Triton Submarines LLC purchased edition 1/20 of Kirk's bronze giant squid table 'Legend'.
Triton Submarines LLC will use Kirk's bronze 'Legend' table to display at various functions promoting their amazing personal luxury submarines, Kirk's work as well. One of Triton Submarines was used to film a giant squid in the deepest depths of the ocean!
Kirk McGuire is extremely honored that he can now add Triton as a new collector of his work. One of the reasons Kirk is so honored and proud is that Triton Submarines LLC was the very first to locate and film a giant squid for the first time in History! Jim Harris of Triton piloted the Triton 3300/3 sub to 3000' to locate this particular giant squid. In the sub with Jim Harris who piloted the Triton submersible for Dr. Kubodera and "Magic Man" Sugita on the dive where they filmed the Giant Squid off Chi Chi Jima, Japan. Jim Harris of Triton also piloted dives on that trip for Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Edie Widder. This first time ever filming was later a featured special on the Discovery Channel titled: "Curiosity'
What pilot Jim Harris of Tritons Submersible said to Kirk about his bronze giant squid 'Legend':
"I love your sculptures! Especially the Giant Squid! I am the pilot who drove the Triton submersible for Dr. Kubodera and Magic Man Sugita on our dive where we filmed the Giant Squid off Chi Chi Jima, Japan. I also had the pleasure to pilot dives on that trip for Dr. Steve O'Shea and Dr. Edie Widder. It was a good trip. When I saw your sculpture of the Giant Squid I said "that guy has got it!" Now....how am I going to add one to my Giant Squid collection? Keep up the good work."
Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera Kubodera Tsunemi, born 1951 in Nakano, Tokyo is a Japanese zoologist with the National Museum of Nature and Science. On September 30, 2004, Kubodera and his team became the first people to photograph a live giant squid in its natural habitat.Two years later, on December 4, 2006, he also managed to successfully film a live giant squid for the first time ever. On July 10, 2012, Kubodera, along with two others, become the first to film a giant squid in its natural habitat in a submersible off the Bonin Islands while being piloted in a Triton Submarine by Tritons pilot Mr. Jim Harris.