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Faded Glory

  • A flashback to the heady heyday of the American auto industry

    Faded Glory is my ode to the American auto industry juggernaut of the 50s, when the engineering was innovative and every car had a unique style and attitude. I miss that creativity in today’s autos: it seems like every car body has a cookie-cutter sameness.
  • The background of Faded Glory, is, in fact, Old Glory herself. I wanted to depict the flag in a vintage way that reflected America of the 50s timeframe. I took my inspiration from barn art, where farmers would emblazon one of the sides of their barns with huge murals - American flags were (and still are) a popular theme.
    The stars on the wooden flag are made of star-shaped metal cuts, nailed to the boards one-by-one. To complete the aged feel, notice how in areas where the star tacks have popped off, the paint is bright and vivid underneath. 

    Other details

    The cars used in Faded Glory are all antiques, chosen for this image for their bright colors and iconic muscle car body shapes of the 50s Cadillac, Corvette, and Mercury automobiles.

  • 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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