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James Hunt

by Anthony Dobson

£285.00
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DESCRIPTION

Depicting James Hunt winning the 1976 Formula One World Championship, this print is available exclusively on canvas and limited to 95 fine art prints + 9 large scale artist proofs.

MAIN EDITION

Printed on 400gsm Fine Art Canvas the print is finished with a dark grey edge, fitted to a 3.4cm tulip wood stretcher and strung ready to hang.  Each print is individually signed and numbered by Anthony and supplied with a certificate of authenticity which also provides an insight into the car, driver and race.

ARTIST'S PROOF

The Artist's proof edition of 9 prints is a stunning large scale stretched canvas at the same size as the original painting.

Each print is individually signed 'AP' and numbered by Anthony and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

This Artist's Proof canvas print is also available framed in a hand finished frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

WHAT IS AN ARTIST'S PROOF?

Traditionally an artist's proof was a print made by the artist during the print-making process in order to understand the progress of the printing plate the artist was working on.  In this respect it was a 'work in progress' print.

With the development of modern printing techniques the term is now used to refer to a number of finished prints that are available in addition to the main limited edition, and are reproduced to the same exact high quality.  The number of artist proofs should not exceed 10% of the size of the main limited edition.  The edition size of 'James Hunt' is 95 prints so there are just 9 artist proofs available.   The artist proofs may be exactly the same as the main limited edition or, as is the case with 'James Hunt', the artist proofs are the same size as the original painting.

Art collectors often prefer artist proofs because there are fewer of them.  For collectors of Anthony Dobson the artist's proof offers an opportunity to enjoy a print which very closely replicates the look, finish, and scale of the original painting.

WHAT IS HAND FINISHED FRAMING?

Hand finished frames give a unique character to a print as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.

For Anthony's work we have chosen a 2.1cm wide stained black finish over which a wax is applied.  The frame style is called a 'tray' frame.  This is because the canvas sits inside the frame with a small gap between the edge of the canvas and the frame.  The front of the frame is level with the surface of the print rather than the frame covering the front edge of the print as is more typical.  This allows the frame to provide a border for the image without encroaching or dominating it.

 

DIMENSIONS

All dimensions are Height x Width and are approximate.

  Canvas Size
Stretched Canvas 48.7 x 108.0cm
Artist's Proof 66.5 x 150.0cm

 

Click here for details about the large scale Artist's Proof canvas.

BIOGRAPHY

'The 1970's looked like a great era to have been part of Formula One.  Not always the prettiest cars admittedly but a brilliant period of technical innovation.  For me, James Hunt embodies the spirit of the 70s in the way that he lived life exactly how he wanted and went and won a Formula One World Championship!  I think the two-tone livery of the McLaren piercing the abysmal gloom of Mount Fuji in 1976 contributes to the feeling of driving in torrential rain I wanted to achieve in this painting.'

Anthony Dobson.

 

Born in 1971 Anthony's interest in Formula One meant evenings spent drawing fast cars rather than doing homework, a rebellion that paid off when his first painting sold in 1989 leading to a spate of commissions from private individuals, car manufacturers and racing personalities.

Anthony turned down a place at university to study Graphic Design in order to work on further commissions. Since then, Anthony has worked on the business side of the art world as framer, printer and publisher. Working commercially with artists and building up portfolios for clients cannot have failed to add to his keen eye for colour, line and form.

With a flair for the commercial, technological and creative side of art it is not surprising that Formula One has remained an obsession – a sport that embodies the ultimate fusion of cutting- edge technology, physical fitness and high-octane glamour. Working exclusively in oils, Anthony paints a moment in time on the track, capturing that split second where a car passes the spectator with such speed that the surrounding landscape seems to elongate as if pulled along by the sheer power of the car.

Detailed but not overworked Anthony uses paint in such a way that it carries the smell and sounds of the track, the grip of the tyres, the stress of the engines, the pressure of competing on the edge.

 

 

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