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African-American Lifestyle Print: " Checkers"
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This is a reproduction of an original pastel painting by Brenda Joysmith, 1988 Brenda Joysmith Studios. In this print, well dressed and well behaved boys are playing checkers in what seems to be a paneled basement playroom (the rumpus room?) where low pile multicolored carpet was probably intended to camoflaged the dirt of rambunctious children and be easy for at home mother to clean. But not from these boys. The empty box for the game pieces are nearby to make it easy for them to pickup before they leave. Oh, to have boys like this! No aggression, surly looks, sassy talk or boyish ruckus. One cannot imagine video games or loud music here.  Not even a television is in sight. (Sigh). What would one give for a moment of peace and quite ... if only for a round of checkers with friends. Paper protected by sage mat under acrylic in wood frame. Image size: 9" wide x 5" high. Ready to hang with attached sawtooth bracket.
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