A Fitting Surprise print - Paul Richmond Studio

A Fitting Surprise print

Regular price $55

Small: 11" x 13"
(image size: 8.8" x 11")

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.

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.

A seemingly innocent mid-afternoon shopping excursion gives way to a revealing Cheesecake moment in "A Fitting Surprise." As our young hero disrobes with only his ankles visible to passersby behind the fitting room curtain, another lucky shopper carelessly enters the scene. Pulling back the curtain to try on a pair of half-priced trousers, he discovers the room's occupant clad in only his skimpy skivvies and a smile. Always poised, our Cheesecake Boy seems only mildly startled by his "accidental" exposure, and the auspicious shopper responsible for uncovering the scene appears in no great hurry to pull the curtain on his half-naked discovery. The lure of the bargain brought them together, but "1/2 off pants" takes on a whole new meaning in this sizzling encounter!

©2008 Paul Richmond
Cheesecake Boys

The Cheesecake Boys 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.