Classic still life subject matter with a touch of word play
This was one of my earliest pieces, created when I was just starting to think differently about what a still life could be.
Before, when I had been creating more typical still lifes, I frequently painted vegetables and antique tools, albeit in more staid settings. Choke Hold was an opportunity to bring these subjects together in a new way to explore visual word play.
My grandfather was a master carpenter in England and had many big tool boxes full of interesting things. The vice pictured here was his, as are many of the antique tools featured in my other paintings.
- 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.