Wright on Rita
Rita Hayworth in the Park Inn Hotel
"Whatever you write about me, don't make it sad."
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:
Wright on Rita was born from social media - she is a product of the wonders of the Internet. I had posted pictures of my paintings on different social networking sites in an effort to get my images out there. They started to garner dozens of responses, but one notable response came from the executive director of Wright on the Park in Mason City, Iowa. Caitlin asked one simple question - “Would you ever consider painting the Historic Park Inn Hotel?” My answer was an instantaneous “Yes!”
I asked Caitlin who she envisioned wearing the hotel, and she replied with Rita Hayworth or Lucille Ball, because I had yet to include a redhead in the series (her words). I agreed with Rita, as I had been considering her for the series already. As we continued our dialogue, Caitlin sent a picture of herself, and like Rita, she was also a beautiful, fiery redhead. From that moment on, it was a done deal.
Rita, a drop dead gorgeous pin-up girl, could make wearing an old barn look good... so that wasn’t an issue. However, I wanted her to look regal and statuesque. I flanked the image of Rita modeling the Historic Park Inn Hotel with two columns from the adjoining City National Bank, also designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Rita’s iridescent skin is soft and refined against the strong lines of the distinctive brick and terra-cotta columns. This series let's me play with contrast and complement by painting both architecture and the female form. Combining two of my passions into a colorful conversation.
The original copy of Wright on Rita now fittingly resides with Caitlin, the redhead that helped inspire the painting. Some things are just meant to be… with a little help from the Internet.
– Karen Robb
About Rita Hayworth (1918-1957)
Rita Hayworth as an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was a famous pin up girl during WWII. She is most famous for her films Gilda and Cover Girl.
"I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance."
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.
Free pickup in Winnipeg. Please contact me for information.
Returns and Exchanges
All prints are made to order and signed by me. Unfortunately, I cannot provide returns or exchanges.
Copyright and Reposting
I retain all intellectual property rights to my artwork, including commissions, and artwork cannot be reproduced or used for profit without my consent. Prints may be displayed for personal or decorative public use. Please contact me for more information about using my artwork in other contexts, such as commercial advertising or promotional use.
If you wish to share or repost my work on social media, such as Instagram, you must credit me and link your post to my profie, @artbykarenrobb. Thank you.