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Car Wash

  • For those who like their visual puns on the dryer side

    Car Wash began through happenstance.

    I was getting tired of tripping over all the toy trucks I had in my small studio, so I hung them by string from one of my wire drying racks to get them out of the the way.

    Over the next few days, it occurred to me that there was a painting there of cars hung out to dry. At that point, I realized that if the cars were wet, the colors would run. And as we say in England, “Bob’s Your Uncle!” (Translation: “There you go!” or “Voilà!”)
  • Car Wash features dynamic abstract art elements, meant to be enjoyed as expressions of color, shape, and line, along the lines of the work of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (1903-1970).

    Just look at how the block of dark brown and the thin white line with tan rectangles provides visual interest. From there, they eye moves to the cars and the wash of colors below each one. The background was created with multiple thin layers to add richness and depth.

    Car Wash is part of my popular series of Hanging Cars and was featured in a 2012 article about my work in Southwest Art magazine.
  • 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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