This private commission was for a Lancia Fulvia owner in deepest darkest Sussex. James visited the location of the car which was housed in a barn, on opening the barn doors and seeing tarpaulin draped over the car James expectations to the cars condition was frankly low - though there was merit in exploring a barn finds theme.
Surprisingly, the Fulvia had undergone a full nut and bolt restoration and was in A1 condition.
James was given carte blanche to deliver an edition with the only caveat being to include the Fulvia. The owner worked for many years in London, he had a keen eye for detail, architecture, the arts and the finer thing’s life. Taking time to consider the owner, and the first expectations of the car before it was revealed, James formed the vision of the Fulvia with a twist and not deliver the barn find concept that he first envisaged. London has a plethora of imposing buildings that draw you in, 81 Fulham Road being just one of them. Known as the Bibendum or Michelin building as it is fastooned with visual cue’s from the famous tyre company and home to a fabulous fine dining restaurant. As the Fulvia is occasionally outed to London a narrative was formed and the first crude scribbles onto paper started to deliver the visual
Once finished, James arranged to deliver the work to the owner in person which was a rather difficult process owing to the owners extensive travel schedule. The work sat framed for over a month in James studio before the inevitable tweaking process started! A small change here, a colour amend there and then Apolónia appeared. Why have a full nuts and bolts beautifully restored Fulvia without the accompanying Italian mechanic? The slogan at reads ‘Elegance also in movement’, also suggesting beautify when stationery.Fortunately a date was fixed in the calendar for three weeks later and the art delivered to a very happy commissioner (expecting a Fulvia in a barn).
This signed print is one of a limited edition. It’s recorded on Hahnemühle stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.
Signed limited edition
1 of 100, 420mm x 597mm
Recorded on Hahnemühle
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