Kiss of Death features an intrepid tightrope walker toy traversing the most treacherous terrain possible: razor-sharp tools of all kinds! Our aerial acrobat has to cross a two-person hand saw, a scythe, an axe, a plumb bob, and more...all to get one little kiss.
I wanted to make Kiss of Death as theatrical as possible so I lit the scene as if it was the main act in a circus big top - pitch dark background and strong center spotlighting add a severe look to a dangerous high wire performance.
Kiss of Death includes tools that were given to me by my grandfather. He was a master carpenter in England and as a boy I loved to look at his many tool boxes filled with the most delightful devices.
I invite you to watch the making of Kiss of Death :
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.