Stockman and Bacall
Lauren Bacall and the Stockman House
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
Fine Art Print on Paper with 1" White Border for Easy Framing
Each print is hand-signed by the artist. The 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image.
Limited Edition Giclee Print on Canvas with Black Frame, 20"x20"
This special series of 50 Limited Edition Series Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings. They include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist, and are hand-signed and numbered. The frame is black and sits 1 1/2" from the wall.
About the Painting:
Lauren Bacall is iconic for so many reasons, but her husky voice, her plucky nature and her liquid sex appeal, made her an obvious choice to wear this hat. Pairing the masculine design qualities of the Stockman House with this handsome and sophisticated lady was a conscious decision.
The Stockman House, in Mason City, Iowa, is an example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s contribution to the Prairie School Style, and is about as American as it gets.
Lauren Bacall’s notoriety is inextricably linked to Humphrey Bogart, and the onscreen/off-screen pair was referred to simply as “Bogey and Bacall.”
Bogey was a trained theatre actor who tried several times to make it in Hollywood. He was not your conventional leading man but he found his niche as an everyman who inhabited the darker locales reserved for gangsters, P.I.’s and hustlers.
Bogart remained a force in Bacall’s life, even after his early demise. As a nod to their eternal love affair, I chose to have him silhouetted in the background - poised and quiet in the shadows, but always there.
The strip of film that borders the image is both a nod to Hollywood and to the other Frank Lloyd Wright buildings featured in the Frankly Speaking series.
Lauren Bacall’s first movie was opposite Humphrey Bogart. It is said that she was so nervous on set, that in order to stop from shaking, she pressed her jaw down toward her neck. The unmistakable tilt of her head, made this novice actress seem worldly and aloof- the perfect compliment to Bogey’s stock male character: thus Stockman and Bacall.
– Karen Robb
About Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)
Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model and went on to star in many award winning fims, such as To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, and How to Marry A Millionaire. She was incredibly prolific over fifty years as an actor. She won a Golden Globe award for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996.
"You can't start worrying about what's going to happen. You get spastic enough worrying about what's happening now."
Prints on Paper
Your fine art print is a Magiclee Verona 250hd smooth cotton fine art print created here in Winnipeg by my professional printer to ensure the closest fidelity to the original. Each print will be hand signed by me, the artist.
Prints on fine art paper include a white border for easy framing, which can also act as a mat. Therefore, your image will be smaller than its total paper size. Border sizes are stated and shown in the photo of each listing.
- Ex: A 12"x12" print contains a 10"x10" image
Giclee Prints on Canvas with Black Frame, Limited Edition
- The Special Series of 50 Limited Edition Prints are exact replicas of the original paintings.
- Limited Edition Canvas Prints include a certificate of authenticity signed by the printer and the artist.
- These prints are also signed and numbered on the back of each canvas by the artist.
- Frames are black and sit 1 1/2" from the wall.
I currently ship within Canada and the Continental United States. Each print is hand packed by me to ensure its safe arrival. Please understand that I am a single artist, working full time, and printing each painting to order, so expect up to three weeks for arrival.
I provide budget-friendly Domestic shipping within Canada, however Canada Post does not provide a tracking number for this method. You will receive a notification from my store when your painting has been shipped.
If you live in the United States, Canada Post does provide a tracking number that will be included in your shipping notification.
If you do not receive an email stating that your painting has shipped within two weeks, please contact me.
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Returns and Exchanges
All prints are made to order and signed by me. Unfortunately, I cannot provide returns or exchanges.
Copyright and Reposting
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