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Steve Hanks Southwestern Bedroom Signed Litho 406/999 Certified - $147 (la costa)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Steve Hanks
model name / number: Southwestern Bedroom 406/999
size / dimensions: 26.5”, 16.75”, 1 1/4”
Steve Hanks Southwestern Bedroom Signed Litho 406/999 Certified — Mats within mats

••••• MINT CONDITION •••••
This litho is in mint condition, purchased and professionally framed from “The Wooden Bird” in Lake Barrington, IL

Years ago, my father would buy hand carved ducks and waterfowl at The Wooden Bird — this shop, still in business, professionally matted and framed this collector’s item.

I never hung this lithograph on a wall, and kept it in its box until I decided to now sell it.

••••• PAYMENT •••••
Cash only if buying in person — this is non-negotiable, as there are too many scammers.

Listed price is NON-NEGOTIABLE. See my PRICING INTEGRITY below.

••••• SHIPPING/ACCOMODATIONS •••••
If you want shipping/faster/different shipping, message me.

••••• ABOUT THIS ITEM •••••
This is a signed collector’s lithograph ”Southwestern Bedroom” by Steve Hanks. It has a certificate of authenticity on the back, published by Bradley House.

FRAME WITHIN A FRAME, MATS WITHIN MATS •••••
The framing and mats are far better and more beautiful than any I have seen for this kind of lithograph. There are frames within frames, and mats within mats.

First a gold multi-tiered frame on the outside, then a mat, then another frame, which provides a greater sense of depth to this lithograph. Finally there are two additional mats. I took a close-up image so you could see this.

MEASUREMENTS •••••
26.5” Wide X 16.75” High X 1 1/4” Deep for the entire piece including frame.
The artwork itself measures 12 x 22”.

••••• WHY I AM SELLING •••••
I am downsizing, and I just am not into this art compared to a lot of other art I have.

••••• PACKAGE FOR SHIPMENT •••••
I ship this item in a large box (38” x 4” x 27”), first wrapped in plastic, corners surrounded by bubble wrap, extra cardboard in front and back, and plenty of padding all around. Your beautifully framed authentic Steve Hanks lithograph will arrive safely, and will be insured as well.

••••• PRICING INTEGRITY 1/20/24 •••••
I do not negotiate a lower price, as my current price is my best offer until I change it for all to see.

If you think my current price is a good deal, you can buy it or wait for me to either lower or raise the price, but risk somebody buying at their “good deal price”. If there is a lot of demand, I may raise my price. If it doesn’t sell, I may lower my price.

••••• YOU MAY USE THIS POLICY •••••
Many have asked if they can use my pricing integrity. YES, with the condition that you include in your policy (if it is very similar to mine) that others may also use your PRICING INTEGRITY, and able to share use it too. I want to see PRICING INTEGRITY everywhere!

••••• WHY PRICING INTEGRITY? •••••
Negotiating often creates an unfair situation to those that don’t know how to negotiate, and to individuals that would have purchased my item if they had seen a lower price that somebody successfully negotiated. Also, I have often experienced negotiation as manipulative, with an extractive attitude — how much can I get out of this person? It often doesn’t feel good to me, as I want to connect with people, not try to get more out of them.



*** ABOUT THE ARTIST STEVE HANKS (1949-2015)
From Steve Hanks’ official website

Steve Hanks is recognized as one of the best watercolor artists today. The detail, color and realism of Steve Hanks' paintings are unheard of in this difficult medium. A softly worn patterned quilt, the play of light on the thin veil of surf on sand, or the delicate expression of a child—-Steve Hanks captures these patterns of life better than anyone.

Steve Hanks was born into a military family in San Diego in 1949. His father was a highly decorated WWII Navy flyer. Hanks grew up playing tennis and surfing along the beaches of Southern California. “The ocean made a strong and lasting impression on me. It was good for the soul to be out in the water—surfing, swimming, or simply getting in touch with its mysterious power.”

The family was transferred to New Mexico when Steve was a junior. After high school he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco, earning excellent marks in commercial art and figure drawing. He transferred to the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Steve Hanks took a job as a caretaker at a Campfire Girl’s camp near Cuba, New Mexico in 1976. The pay was minimal, but the rent was free, and all during the winter months his time was his own. For the next four and a half years Hanks experimented with many media: oils, watercolor, pencil, acrylics. “If I hadn’t spent so much time perfecting my drawing skills,” he comments, “I would not be the painter I am today.” His first romantic piece, “Daisies and Lace”, was a harbinger of his developing style—it featured a lacy dress and a serene sunlit setting.

Hanks calls his style ‘emotional realism’. He often leaves the faces of his figures obscured or turned away, not only to leave the face to the imagination of the viewer but also to allow the entire figure to express the emotion. Backlighting is also a signature element of his style. “Sunlight has become one of my favorite subjects. I’m fascinated by how it filters through things, how it floods a whole room with color. Often my paintings are really more about sunlight than anything else.”

His marriage to Laura and the arrival of three children provided new inspiration for the artist. Many lovingly rendered domestic scenes were added to the portfolio during those years.

Jurors, galleries and collectors have long recognized the stature of Steve Hanks’ achievements. He received the National Watercolor Society Merit Award and the National Academy of Western Art Gold Medal, in addition to consistently appearing in the list of top ten American artists compiled by U.S. Art Magazine. Art for the Parks has honored his work with many awards since 1989. His limited edition fine art prints are popular across the country, making him one of the top 25 selling artists in the United States.

“I’ve tried to be responsible and put positive images out into the world,” says Hanks. “I hope that my work brings comfort, pleasure and insight into people’s lives.”

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