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Bone of Contention

  • Doggone it! These hungry pups are ready to say “bone appetit!”

    Turns out that old Fisher Price toys from Ebay are like potato chips - I cannot seem to just have one! My wife (and toy buying co-conspirator), Sharon and I have amassed quite a collection - and these dog pull toys from the 1950s were just “begging” to be put together in one image.

  • Bone of Contention is a fun juxtaposition of 20th-century objects painted in the exacting traditional still life style of the Dutch Masters. Note the smooth surface quality, subtle gradation of the background from light in the center to dark on the edges, and the crisp shadows.

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    The pull toys are made of wood with lithographed paper sides and leather features (ears, tongue). I invite you to also see the companion piece to Bone of Contention: King of the Hill

  • All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

    All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.

    Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.

    Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print.

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