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Going Bananas

  • Plenty of monkeyshines in this
    ap-peal-ing heist

    If you are familiar with my still life work, you are aware of my fondness for pairing fruit and veggies with vintage items, especially toy trucks.

    In Going Bananas, I also added some comedic drama in the form of a banana robbery, in progress, by three thieving primates. Let the chimps fall where they may!

  • Going Bananas was designed to be a study of yellow across several textures (organic, metal, and shellacked wood). It was included in the 2012 Southwest Art article on my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia”.

    Other details

    I have a newfound respect for food stylists after painting Going Bananas. As it turns out, bananas placed under spotlights go from bright yellow to mushy glob in a maddeningly short period of time. I re-created this scene multiple times before I was through.

  • 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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