Henry Hill died yesterday at the age of 69, felled not by a bullet for breaking omerta but by his own body for smoking too much. Hill is one of the great 20th century characters, a mobster from Brooklyn* who helped pull the great Lufthansa heist, got into trouble, ratted to the feds, wrote a book and was eventually enshrined on film in Goodfellas. Which is probably the best mob movie ever made**.
Now that he has died it's time to consider your Goodfellas-inspired home decor. It's time to honor Henry Hill the way he would have liked to be honored: by buying a $180 oil painting replica of the painting featured in the movie. That famous painting truly embodies a good Italian's love for his mother - it was painted by Hill's mom in real life and in the movie is presented by a character played by Scorsese's mom.
This isn't just a print - it's an oil painting on canvass. Or at least so claims the website from which you can order it. That makes it a true collectible and a great conversation piece. Finally, the ultimate item for your walls.
* he's from the same shitty neighborhood as the Faracis.
** I feel like classifying The Godfather movies as just mob films is reductive.