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#1 frogeye59

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 20:55

May I beg a little advice from the collective knowledge base of TNF please.

I am about to complete the construction of an extension to our house, at first my wife stated this would be a car free zone as I have the Vettriano "Bluebird" paintings in our living room.

However today she stated that the plain white decor we have used needs a lift with a splash of colour, she has relented a little and stated that if I could find something colourful modern art or abstract or impressionistic, that doesnt look too overtly motorsport related at first glance, she may consider it...........

WHICH IS WHERE YOU GUYS COME IN !!!!

Can anyone suggest an artist, painting or web site worth a look to see if I can fulfil these criteria please.

20's 30's 40's 50's Grand Prix or Sports Cars are my prefered likes but all suggestions gratefully received.

Cheers

David

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#2 MCS

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 20:59

This should do the trick http://www.studio88.co.uk/

#3 frogeye59

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 21:05

Thanks MCS, beautiful paintings most of which I d happily hang in the house, however, I'm looking for something more "off the wall" and obscure.

Something that takes a little looking at to see the true subject.

#4 JohnS

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 21:07

Try http://www.benoitdeliege.be/

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#5 Gerr

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 21:36

Dexter Brown, perhaps..

http://www.collector...st=Dexter Brown

#6 Scuderia SSS

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 00:08

Originally posted by frogeye59
Thanks MCS, beautiful paintings most of which I d happily hang in the house, however, I'm looking for something more "off the wall" and obscure.

Something that takes a little looking at to see the true subject.


I remember seeing a painting once of an old Ferrari P3 siiting in an old Italian Courtyard. The view was looking out through a stone surround venecian window onto the courtyard. The P3 was in the distance but noticeable. It certainly got my attention and looked a very romantic setting.

#7 GeorgeTheCar

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:12

THis Nicholas Watts Gilles print is semi abstract.

http://www.motorspor...RaggedEdge.html

Does it suit?

I had a dentist once who had a very abstract print in which I saw a Ferrair F1 car

I have to go back and get a pix

#8 LittleChris

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:09

Originally posted by GeorgeTheCar
THis Nicholas Watts Gilles print is semi abstract.

http://www.motorspor...RaggedEdge.html

Does it suit?

I had a dentist once who had a very abstract print in which I saw a Ferrair F1 car

I have to go back and get a pix


You sure that wasn't the anaesthetic ?!?! :D

#9 Terry Walker

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:15

You might also look at 1930s art deco style motor racing posters.

#10 markmanroe

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 04:15

I like www.randyowens.com Modern era, but colorful and impressionistic. His print for the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix (the only GP I've attended) plus the three Shell Oil 1967 James Allington sports racer cutaways make up my modest home auto art collection.

#11 frogeye59

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:14

Excellent suggestions all Guys, thanks.

Gerr and Markmanroe seam to be on the right track with Dexter Brown and Randy Owens.

Both got agreeable comments, sadly Owens' are too modern for her.

Browns overhead of 250F and frontal of the Sharknose, got thoughtful hmmms.

Keep em coming chaps

#12 Terry Walker

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 15:15

How about this?

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#13 Teapot

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 16:56

If you're really looking for an abstract painting, what about something from Italian Futurists like Balla or Russolo? Even if original paintings are obviously out of reach for anyone but museums, I think you could quite easily find prints of their works in places like museums' shops and so on...

Here are some examples...

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Luigi Russolo, "Dinamismo di una automobile" , 1913



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Giacomo Balla " Automobile in corsa - Speeding Car " , 1912



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Ugo Giannattasio "Il Motociclista - The Motorcyclist" , 1918

#14 Arjan de Roos

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 08:02

Mr. Hideki Yoshida. A great painter from Paris. Is quite specialized in Ferrari, however can also stunningly paint all other great makes. Makes oil paintings, goaches and lithographies.

He does accept assignments.

Have a look at:
http://hidekiyoshida...fr/galerie.html

Always present at Retromobile in Paris.

#15 René de Boer

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:24

One of my personal favourites is Austrian painter, Klaus Wagger:

www.klauswagger.at

#16 Eric McLoughlin

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 06:52

I'd second Dexter Brown. His earlier work is less impressionistic.

#17 kevthedrummer

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 08:23

One of my favourite artists is Juan Carlos Ferrigno,

http://www.motorspor...rignoIndex.html

He covers different eras. There are some wonderful prints of Fangio, Brabham, Brooks etc...

#18 1920sracing

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 18:58

David,
Dexter Brown is the best abstract choice though he is not doing much motor racing these days. You might contact Tony Clark at 1233-812640 to see what's available.

Another direction might be Peter Hearsey 1624-611755 who is not abstract but impressionist and can get pretty loose. Your wife may like his style even if a car is present. They are beautiful paintings.

1920sracing (Gary Doyle)

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 20:01

You might want to consider the work of Alain Levesque who I don't think anyone has mentioned. I find his work refreshingly different and original. I too am a fan of 1920's - 1930's posters and artwork from artists like Geo Ham.

You can see samples of his work here. http://www.arteauto....CATS&Category=4

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#20 frogeye59

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Posted 09 May 2006 - 21:23

Excellent suggestions all, I love the art deco monaco type prints, and these are up elswhere in the house, thanks Ted.

Dexter Brown, Wagger and Levesque are under investigation at the moment, all have offerings of interest to the Mrs (thankfully)

She really likes some of the Klaus Wagger work, but I'm struggling to find these as reasonably priced prints.

Maybe I'll spot something at Monaco.

Thank you all so far for your suggestions, keep em coming.

Cheers

David

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 02:55

Since I am new at this may I offer my website- www.prairiestreetart.com there are some old photographs on there that could be converted to large prints. take a look and let me know if there is something there. R. Nelson

#22 Vicuna

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:10

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#23 dretceterini

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 05:35

I vote for Geo. Ham and you can get posters for very reasonable prices.

#24 Twin Window

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:54

Something a little different;

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More can be found here.

You can also have your own pics transformed.

#25 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:59

Originally posted by Twin Window
Something a little different;

You can also have your own pics transformed.


Photoshop is great isn't it!

#26 Twin Window

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:08

Yes it is! :D

In fairness, there's a fair bit more to it than meets the eye - plus, of course, what they're printed on and how they're mounted.

Each to their own I guess!

#27 Andrew Kitson

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:15

I saw some of those last week at Barry's place at Silverstone ( Absolute Authentic).
They look very nice printed on canvas but you can't beat a good hand created original!

#28 Jop Zwart

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:20

Excellent suggestions all, I love the art deco monaco type prints, and these are up elswhere in the house, thanks Ted.

Dexter Brown, Wagger and Levesque are under investigation at the moment, all have offerings of interest to the Mrs (thankfully)

She really likes some of the Klaus Wagger work, but I'm struggling to find these as reasonably priced prints.

Maybe I'll spot something at Monaco.

Thank you all so far for your suggestions, keep em coming.

Cheers

David


David, I am so curious what is hanging on your wall(s) now. I love Klaus Wagger's work. I hope you and the wive chose him.

Cheers,

Jop

#29 simon drabble

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:55

a Dexter Brown was in the Goodwood Revival auction and a friend bought it - he has several already and ruefully commented that they have proven a less rewarding investment than cars! I like them and was surprised how "reasonably" priced it was.....