Crossing State Lines - 'Smokey and the Bandit'

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   These beautiful pieces of art come from one of our favorite artists. Finding one to decorate your office, man cave, game room, bedroom, or even living room should be easy with a selection like this!. Choose from 2 different styles.

"Crossing State Lines" — The Bandit (Burt Reynolds) in his 1977 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition

“East bound and down, loaded up and truckin'
 a'we gonna do what they say can't be done
 We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there
 I'm east bound just watch ol'Bandit run.” - EAST BOUND AND DOWN by JERRY REED

In this stylish, bold painting, Michael celebrates the 'can-do' attitude of a fun-loving entrepreneur and his good friend, an independent trucker, as they enter Texas, marking the first half of a round trip back to Georgia. Their objective is to transport 400 cases of Coors beer illegally from Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. The pay-off is a whomping $80,000! Is it risky? You bet! Is it worth it? Oh yeah! They know that if they get caught, it's prison time, but the authorities don't scare them ... for these bootleggers it's business first, laws be damned! 

Released in 1977, "Smokey and the Bandit" is a nearly 96-minute long car chase. The movie follows the Bandit and the Snowman as, hauling the contraband brew, they race against the clock and Sheriff Buford T. Justice. The freshly minted director, stuntman Al Needham, knew as soon as he saw an ad for the new '77 Pontiac Trans Am that the car would be a starring character alongside Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, and the rest of the cast. And he was right. Of course, as in all of Michael's paintings, we know the car is always the star!

Creating a scene that brings us alongside the Bandit's Trans Am as it speeds into Texarkana, Michael takes advantage of the sleek black body lines of the car to give us a remarkable reflection of the Snowman, his truck, and his faithful dog Fred. It's a heck of a ride, and they're gonna make it ... defying the law and "Crossing State Lines"!

  • Limited Edition Prints are produced on archival acid-free paper—shipped rolled in a hard-walled tube. 24" x 31" - Limited to 800. (Image size 20" x 25") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock.
  • Large Gallery Edition Giclée Canvases are printed on high quality, heavy gauge, acid-free archival canvas. Canvases have a special waterproof UV coating and are gallery wrapped on a hardwood frame—shipped READY TO HANG in North America, and rolled Internationally.

Limited Edition Print

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