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Cross My Heart and Hope to Die! (1981)

Dale DeArmond
Artist's Edition: 30
Edition of Artist Proofs: 5

Paper type: white Japanese
Print size: 19" x 24"
Image size: 15" x 20"

Editor's note: this saying, dating back to 1908, attests to the truth of something; to solemnly assure someone that the truth has been spoken. The phrase likely originated as a religious oath based on the sign of the cross. It is generally accompanied by hand gestures such as crossing one's hands over one's breast and then pointing the right hand skyward (a variant is cross my heart and point to God). It is most often uttered by children. Source:

Dale's version of "childhood's most solemn oath."

Image courtesy of the Alaska State Museum.

Original price: $100.00