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Brooklyn artist Natalia Zukerman will be painting a mural of Captain Quint on a fence at the Gig Shack from Wednesday to Friday this week. Photo by Mia Certic.
Brooklyn artist Natalia Zukerman will be painting a mural of Captain Quint on a fence at the Gig Shack from Wednesday to Friday this week. Photo by Mia Certic.

This week, to celebrate the real spirit of The End, the owners of one Montauk establishment have decided to emblazon their front fence with the world’s most famous fictitious shark hunter, all before your very eyes.

Brooklyn-based muralist and musician Natalia Zukerman will be painting a mural on the front patio the Gig Shack of Captain Quint, “The Jaws” fisherman many say was based on Montauk’s Frank Mundus, starting Wednesday, July 8, and ending Friday, July 10.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the nail (and arm)-biting thriller, Arden, Gray and Skylar Gardell-Gross, the three brothers who run the Gig Shack, decided to make the mural-painting a live event for members of the community to come and enjoy. Narragansett Beer, which Captain Quint enjoyed aboard the Orca before his untimely demise, will be on offer for $3 all three nights.

“This is meant to be a celebration of a true fishing community,” said Arden, the front of house manager, “We’re bringing it back to this epic piece of Hamptons history.”

For more information, call the Gig Shack at (631) 668-2727 or visit 668thegigshack.com.

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