Rear View | prints
Small: 11" x 13"
(image size: 8.8" x 11")
ABOUT THE PRINTS
Quality, archival limited-edition fine art prints on heavyweight, bright white, matte fine art paper with a luxuriously smooth surface that is able to produce extremely crisp and accurate detail and has received 100+ year archival certification from the Fine Art Trade Guild. Edition number, title, and artist signature are hand-written by the artist below the image in the white border.
"Limited-edition" means that there is a finite quantity of prints available. Small and Medium prints are in editions of 200. Large prints are in editions of 100. Once all of the prints are sold, the edition is closed. Your prints will be numbered in this format: 023/200 would indicate that it is the twenty-third print in an edition of two hundred. As the quantity of available works in an edition decreases, the price increases incrementally based on the percentage remaining in the print run.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Each piece you purchase will come with a certificate of authenticity, a signed document proving the authenticity of the work and containing details about the artwork for your reference.
Prints are shipped by Carmel Fine Art Printing & Reproduction in Carmel, California. Small and medium prints are shipped flat with glassline liners. Large prints are gently rolled with glassline into large diameter tubes/boxes.
ABOUT THE PAINTING
"Rear View" depicts a hot afternoon, comfy shorts, and a classic car – all the makings of the good-ol’ American dream for our Cheesecake Boy. But through a twist of fate, or luck depending on your perspective, the dream turns to fantasy as his shorts snag on the license plate giving onlookers a more revealing look under the hood than we may have anticipated! Perhaps it was the hot weather, a penchant for the open-ended, or a slight twist of kinkiness beneath the clean-cut façade that led to his choice in wearing a jock-strap on that day of all days, but no one’s complaining! Just before the Cheesecake Boy regains his aplomb (and his pants), the moment is perfectly memorialized in all its racy glory.
©2008 Paul Richmond
CHEESECAKE BOYS series
The Cheesecake series grew out of my fascination with pin-up art from the 40’s and 50’s. It was a more innocent time (at least on the surface), and I love the elaborate scenarios that artists like Gil Elvgren and Art Frahm concocted in order to justify disrobing their subjects. A loose nail, a doorknob, or a brisk wind would all work in a pinch, resulting in hapless models accidentally exposing their unmentionables. I’m interested in exploring how gender roles were reinforced by these artistic expressions of sexuality. It intrigues me that it was considered sexy for a woman’s skirt to be ripped off before a crowd of oglers, while the male pin-up was only exposed when he wanted to be. Times certainly have changed! Men may have had a free pass on wardrobe malfunctions in the good old days, but my Cheesecake Boys are here to even the score.