Panheads, Knuckleheads, Ford Roadsters And Ford Coupes. By Tom Fritz.

Authorized Harley-Davidson artist Tom Fritz is proud to announce the completion of his latest painting and official release of “Percussion Discussion”. A ’54 Panhead, 3- and 5-window Ford coupes, a ’32 Ford roadster, a ’40 Ford coupe. several Harley-Davidsons and Hot Rods. Striped club sweaters, white t-shirts, and cuffs. Self-appointed experts sharing answers without ridicule. No jokes. No mocking. This isn’t art about flash-in-the-pan trends. It’s about pure ethic, traditional aesthetics, and style fraught with truth.

The original oil on canvas measures 40″w x 30″h. The limited canvas gicl√©e edition is available in three sizes, hand-signed and numbered, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Large Canvas: image 36″ x 27″; 35 prints plus 5 Artist Proofs. $1850 framed plus shipping.

Regular Canvas: image 29″ x 22″; 80 prints plus 10 Artist Proofs. $1,250 framed plus shipping. Small Canvas: image 22.5″ x 17″; 50 prints plus 5 Artist Proofs. $800 framed plus shipping.

For more information or to order your print, contact Tom at.Tom Fritz Studio. 805.499.1630.

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29 Responses to “Panheads, Knuckleheads, Ford Roadsters And Ford Coupes. By Tom Fritz.”


  1. 1 Shifter Nov 23rd, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Very realistic scene. Beautiful.

  2. 2 Brother T. Nov 23rd, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I wish I had the money for that. Really. Maybe someday it will be a print? I can only hope at this point.

  3. 3 Lyle Nov 23rd, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Nice painting. But what is a “Authorized Harley Davidson Artist?”

  4. 4 Tom Fritz Nov 23rd, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Brother T,

    The image is available as a print right now. Sizes and prices are listed in the press release above, or you can view the information on my website. I’m standing by to take your order.
    ______________
    Lyle,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    I am one of the licensed Harley-Davidson artists. My artwork’s image has been approved by the Motor Company, and I am licensed to market the image. You can purchase my work through any of the Harley-Davidson dealerships.

    Tom

  5. 5 Larry R Nov 23rd, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Tom That is really great work. Like it very much.

  6. 6 LENNY SINNET ASTC PERFORMANCE Nov 23rd, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Simply great piece. Very classic.

  7. 7 David Uhl Nov 23rd, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Now this man can paint!!!!
    Super great piece Tom. Hats off.

  8. 8 John E Adams Nov 23rd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Wow!!! Spectacular work Mr. Fritz!

  9. 9 live2rideaglide Nov 23rd, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Tom , you have done it again. There aint enough ” o’s ” in cool to describe this painting.As soon as I saw it , the memories begin to flood my senses. The clink and clank as parts are examined and relocated, the smell of used motor oil and gas rich exhaust. And don’t forget the tingle of an ice cold Coke, one of the little ones that came out of the old time pull out machines as friends trade tales of barking the tires in all four gears and blowing the doors off somebody. If anyone did’nt grow up in place like that , I feel sorry for for what they have missed. But if they will keep looking at your painting they will begin to live it. Great job Tom. Retro-glide.

  10. 10 pooper Nov 23rd, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Seems very homoerotic to me. Would look fantastic in some restaurant in the Castro district.

  11. 11 Rich Nov 23rd, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Pooper. You are an idiot. Your screenname says it all. I think it’s a gorgeous piece of art.

  12. 12 LENNY SINNET ASTC PERFORMANCE Nov 23rd, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    This is a great piece of art I would love to have in my living room.

  13. 13 Matt Olsen Nov 23rd, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    This is a neat piece. Billy is the coolest guy and his 54 is a great period bike. Good job Tom

  14. 14 Tom Fritz Nov 24th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    To all:
    One of the greatest rewards I can receive as an artist is the knowledge that somehow others are able to connect with the emotive qualities I try to instill, my individual perceptions, and my constant push to discriminate between the significant and the irrelevant in my work. That you took the time to express your thoughts make me feel good in a way that is hard to describe. Thank you.
    _______
    David,
    Thank you, sir. I appreciate that.
    _______
    live2rideaglide,
    Your comment is a work of art in itself. Thank you for taking the extra time to ‘paint that picture’.
    _______
    Matt,
    I agree, Billy is a great guy. I dig his bike, too.

    — Tom

  15. 15 Sam Nov 24th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Licensing artist is like censorship, right?

  16. 16 Tom Fritz Nov 24th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Hardly, Sam.

    Being as we’re on a worldwide forum and I don’t know what country you live in, let me briefly explain and hopefully educate.

    First, I live and work in the United States. The First Amendment to our Constitution allows me to paint whatever I please, and I can sell that painting to whomever I please. Whatever ‘statement’ my image makes is protected by the Constitution of the United States. That is hardly ‘censorship’, correct?

    Second, we have laws here that protect us, too — protect us from those who would steal from us; for example, protecting your trademark from infringement (simply stated, having someone make money off your efforts without paying you).

    By licensing an artist, you are permitting that artist to reproduce and market an image (that may contain your protected trademark in an image which you rightfully approved) for a specified time in exchange for a fee or royalty. The result? The artist makes money allowing him to continue pursuing his muse, you make money, your ‘image’ is reinforced, and a culture (a following) is allowed to develop and expand.

    Let’s not put the cart before the horse. That I hold a license to reproduce and market an image has no bearing on ANY visual statement I may choose to create, for any of the various enterprises I hold licenses for — they have no say whatsoever in the form or content of my original work.

    Actually, I approve all of my images myself before submitting them for approval. I fail to see any censorship in that at all.

    Although I painted this with a broad brush, I hope I’ve been able to shed some light on it for you.

    –Tom

  17. 17 Sam Nov 24th, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Tom
    Anyone can paint or photograph a Ford, Toyota, Harley Davidson, or Porsche without a license and sell the product anywhere in the world.

  18. 18 Olive Oil Nov 24th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Tom I think Sam may be missing your point here, but aside from that you have produced a wonderful historic period painting and I take my hat off to you.

  19. 19 pooper Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    “Rich Nov 23rd, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Pooper. You are an idiot. Your screenname says it all. I think it’s a gorgeous piece of art.”

    Nothing about what I wrote was negative, the fact that you took it that way says something about you maybe? The painting IS homoerotic, period. Google it,very David Hockney inspired works. After looking at more of Mr. Fritz’s work very few contain females. His work carries a feminine quality to it and depicts men in male bonding themes. Intention or not, his work has a homoerotic touch.

    That is not a bad thing, unless you see it as a negative.

  20. 20 Kirk Perry Nov 24th, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I like the way you used a spring-fork on the ’54. It’s sort of has a double-dimension impact.
    First off, the scene is a believable snapshot. Secondly, by adding the springer, you’ve painted a rarely seen bobber-mix of parts and it’s actually something someone might want to build and ride.
    So, it’s worthy.
    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
    I’d like to see one of you guys paint a mural of Dago Red, the most *hated P-53 plane in the pylon racing world.
    * Hated because they win all the races.

  21. 21 John E Adams Nov 24th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    @ Sam

    You are right on your last point, one can produce pics with various vehicles/bikes in them and sell independently, but I imagine for an HD bike artist to have the ability to sell their works through any HD dealership is pretty good relationship to be in – makes good business sense -;0)

  22. 22 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co Nov 25th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Absolutely stunning. I love looking into the details of the past, so much to tell and learn from. Just plain “way cool” Tom.

  23. 23 Harl Nov 25th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Nice work, I don’t think Sam was critizing the quality of the work, just questionably value of Harley Davidsons approval.

  24. 24 baddad Nov 25th, 2010 at 5:33 am

    pooper Nov 24th, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    I agree with you. Every good art can be interpreted in a different ways and this painting is very homoerotic. Caravagghio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Warhol… they all had homoerotic pictures. Differences between homoerotic and homosocial can be very small.

  25. 25 Dave C. Copperhead Customs Inc. Nov 29th, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Very nice work and a true snapshot of history

  26. 26 jatinder pal Nov 29th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    The scene of true Americana…..love it.

  27. 27 mike corbin Nov 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Very nice Tom..

  28. 28 chrislambert Feb 16th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    i purchase your artwork since a long time and i’m very impress about that ,it’s amazing!
    thank you for all your painting,bye
    chris lambert

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