Limited to 10 prints, each signed and numbered by artist A K Nicholas
Charity and Narza on 1929 Ford Roadster. The Great Depression afflicted every race in America. About fifty percent of African Americans were out of work and tensions between blacks and whites surged in the US. This car, in a shop that restores rusting shells into candy-glossy gems, symbolizes the power of nostalgia. Rather than gloss over the past, we can use it to reflect and draw inspiration.
Image size: 26.7×40 inches, 68×102 cm
Paper size: 28.7×42 inches, 73×107 cm
This limited edition giclée print is made with archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight (300 gram/24 mil) premium paper is engineered for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. Properly displayed, this print will last without noticeable fading or change in color for well over 100 years. A certificate of authenticity is included.
This artwork employs a technique that I call a false-color, restrained to a particular subset of colors. The method is inspired by oil painting, where the artist chooses a palette and pays homage to the classic technique of hand-colored photography. Although the colors are conceivable, they deviate from reality. The process shares other aspects with painting, being applied selectively to areas on the image. Painters will often tint shadows and highlights differently in order to give a greater illusion of depth as well as evoking an emotional response. Additionally a warm-toned subject appears to protrude from cool-toned surroundings.
Orders over $1,000 will be double packaged with a ridged outer tube (PVC pipe) for shipment.