Two Bee or Knot to Bee

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  • This above all: To thine own self bee true

    Everyone from a certain generation remembers these adorable Fisher-Price bee toys. Two Bee or Knot to Bee came about, predictably enough, because I had two of them sitting together on a shelf in my studio. I defy anyone to say the words “two bees” without launching into some impromptu Shakespeare!

    Here, the two bees tie the knot over a bound copy of Hamlet, with the building blocks on either side spelling out the famous phrase.

  • The toys featured are the classic Buzzy Bee by Fisher-Price and his lady cohort, Queen Bee with her sweet little crown. These pull toys were introduced in the 1950s and have been made continuously ever since.

    If you like Two Bee or Knot to Bee, I invite you to view the companion print, Bee My Honey.

    Two Bee or Knot to Bee was included in a 2012 Southwest Art magazine article on my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia”

  • 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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