Strike Here - David Petr

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David Petr

David Petr created by

David Petr

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Art Meets Its Match

Around mid-century, no journey across the country would be complete without a souvenir matchbook. Individually compositing over 90 unique matchbooks to control shadows and highlights, artist David Petr captures the character of roadside hotels, motels and restaurants in this ethereal and highly detailed photographic print.

The artwork is printed to the artist's exacting standards onto lustre photographic paper in order to produce the work's characteristic sharp color and detail. The art is then framed by a Master Framer, using all archival materials to preserve the artwork's quality. Produced in very limited number, and with only a few remaining, this remarkable image can bring a moment of travel, excitement and history into your life. Handmade in Winter Haven, Florida.

Limited edition of 10. All prints are signed and numbered by the artist.

David Petr

created by

David Petr

David Petr began crafting exclusive, larger-than-life photographic interpretations of iconic objects of our collective past in 2008. Rusted, dented and scratched items rich with patina are common topics explored under David's lens. The steadily growing body of work began with Petr's determined search for captivating objects from antique stores, flea markets, junk shops, online, and across the country. Hand-picked with an almost obsessive eye for quality, his found objects are orchestrated under the camera, often with several shots to create one final image. Shadows and highlights are precisely controlled, resulting in an image with uncompromising clarity.

David looks to find beauty in common objects of a simpler time. By dramatically increasing the size of the objects he photographs, he looks to change the context of the subject matter. His edition sizes are quite uncommon among photographers, creating high demand for his large prints. All framed works are custom matted and framed to give the artwork a long and healthy life.

Recent collections feature collage pieces including souvenir matchbooks, bottle caps, hotel soaps, and foreign currency, painstakingly captured by photographing and color correcting each object individually. The end result is an image that is technically superior than any traditional photograph of this size.

Producing limited edition series of 20, 10 and even one-of-a-kind prints, Petr is always on the lookout for the next visual narrative. He seeks out objects that resonate with the viewer, including memories and emotional connections from mid-20th century. When not searching for a dilapidated pinball machine or vintage cocktail stirrer set, David resides in Florida with his wife and four kids.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
pine wood
Measurements
37.5" W x 27.5" H x 1.5" D
Notes
All prints are signed and numbered by the artist.
Item ID
20542

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Comments about Strike Here - Wall Art:

this piece is prominently displayed next to my vintage guitars. Every match book is vividly displayed. A true road warriors piece.

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"Strike Here" is AWESOME!!!

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  • Bright colors
  • Fun subject
  • Gorgeous Contrasting

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      Comments about Strike Here - Wall Art:

      I currently own a print of this piece and have loved it from the first time I saw it. There is such character and color in all of the matchbooks. The color contrast exhibited in the piece is phenomenal and creates such depth. David has a limited number of prints for each piece of work, thus making these pieces very special.

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