Happy summer, collectors! We couldn’t think of a better way to kick off this season of suntimes and funtimes than with a brand new edition from the queen of exuberance and encouraging exhortations, the one and only Martha Rich. And after what feels like the longest year ever (it’s still 2020 right?), it’s time to slip on some sandals, slide on those sunnies and Go Bananas!
Originally created as a painted collage on wood, Go Bananas encapsulates everything we adore about Rich’s confidence-boosting, eye-catching approach to art. The bright banana quartet pops against a cool, calming collage palette. And in signature Martha Rich fashion, bold block lettering tells you just what you need to do: Go Bananas.
And we’re not the only ones obeying the orders of the almighty Martha. Go Bananas was recently chosen as a winner of the American Illustration annual juried competition. And this badass banana bunch isn’t the only edition making a serious statement, Rich’s I like it a lot and I said no. have also won in previous years.
Suffice to say, we’re all bananas for Rich’s straight talkin’ spirit. Her work is all about personal power that’s expressed in inarguably funny and delightful ways, but still grounded in strength. Hang it in the kitchen as a no-judgments declaration. Display it in a nursery for a wild little monkey. Or maybe your office needs a little light humor to break up the day. Wherever you choose to place this print, Go Bananas is sure to ap-peel.