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Flipping the Bird

  • A cheeky image for your favorite jokester...or curmudgeon!

    Flipping the Bird began when I found this nifty tin bird toy - wind it up, and it flips over. From there, my tendency toward bawdy British humour took over and I felt obliged to illustrate “flipping the bird” in the most compelling way possible!

  • Dramatic, asymmetrical lighting offers a juxtaposition with the lighthearted subject matter - providing a sense of tension as the bird maintains its balance. Notice how the shadows cast to the right add a theatrical quality to the scene.

    Other details

    Every art store sells articulated wooden hands for artists to use as they learn to draw hands. And every art store also has articulated wooden hands that a ”helpful” customer has positioned into this particular gesture! (I imagine that art store employees must spend a goodly portion of their day putting these hands back into a more neutral position.)

  • 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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