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Blowing Kisses

  • My most popular print

    I bought this vintage fan because I loved the way it looked, but wasn’t sure how I would use it. Then I heard the phrase “blowing kisses” and the light went on.

    The fan’s metal blades were strong enough to blow the strings, but when I added the chocolates, the strings fell disappointingly flat. I ended up clamping the whole composition sideways and letting gravity lend a hand.

  • This is one of my earlier images, created when I was exploring dark, dramatic backgrounds for my subjects. I love the way the background enhances the cool metal of the fan and the sparkly foil textures.

    The fan is about 50 years old, with solid metal blades - clearly made in a time when finger safety wasn’t top of mind!

    This image accompanied the 2012 Southwest Art article on my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia”.
  • 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, sizes 15" x 21" or 11" x 17", 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” size; 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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