Just got my Risky edition boots I purchased recently, and let me tell you, I can't be MORE PLEASED with the both the boots and Graphiti artwork!
First off, when you open the box, you can still get a whiff of the spray paint Risk used to paint the inside of the box lid! And then you open your eyes and see this incredible, ORIGINAL, artwork which Risk hand painted with his spray can technique.
You've read the price of a Risk original this size runs $1,000 to $1,500 , so this little puppy is going to get professionally mounted to preserve this artwork for years to come!
(Steve the CEO of Indie Ridge includes a card to show what's art and what isn't (he's got my quirky sense of humor haha), but I'm thinking outside of the box (get it, outside the box) and may try to find a way to frame the entire inside box lid, as there's overspray from Risk's creating the original artwork!
So, now I've opened the lid, and have admired the artwork for like an hour, (maybe it was from the faint paint smell, i dunno) and now time to move onto the boots...HOWEVER, something catches my eye!
Instead of tissue packing paper which normally is around the boots, they're wrapped in actual canvas that Risk used to catch the overspray!
Holy Sh*T, it's like another work of art for free! Gotta figure out what I'm gonna do with it, but may be another framing project!
The boots....man, I said work of art, and that they are!
They have a nice, worn look, like something Arnold would have worn when…