I love Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”. From the title sequence to the vintage New York, the sleeper cars on trains and the fight scene at the end, to James Mason’s accent, and Leonard Malden’s sidekick character. One scene has Cary Grant stepping out of a bright red taxi, just a very quick throwaway shot. This painting is about that moment, that brief time of the mid 1950’s in New York.
Fine Art Print, 36″ x 24″, “Taxi, 1954”. See About Prints
I drew the sketch on the canvas, and I like the lines so much I hung it like that for almost a year and a half, before working through color and form.