PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
A lovely vintage poster already housed in a hinged border acid free frame ready to display and show off in the timber frame of your choice.
This poster was printed and released by the Museum of Art in Paris ( Arte De Paris ). in the 1970's
It shows a blue Bugatti racing past a silhouetted palm tree, the scarves of the driver and passenger flapping in the wind behind them, with the distinctive text “Monte Carlo 7-11 Juillet 76” above, and “2eme Rallye d’automobile anciennes” beneath, and the initials of the artist “G.H.”
Geo Ham was born Georges Hamel in Laval, Mayenne, France in 1900, and studied art at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, in Paris. With Rene Vincent, he is one of the most celebrated of automotive artists, and was himself an automotive enthusiast who dabbled in racing, an interest which imbued his artwork with a sense of movement and fluidity, which is especially apparent in his famous art deco posters for the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Mans.
Geo Ham launched his career illustrating the catalogues for the French cycle-car manufacturer, Benjamin; and from 1927-1940 his work featured in L’illustration, a leading French pictorial magazine. His work is instantly recognisable, very famous, and is extremely sought after by motor racing enthusiasts.
SIZE : Poster 655mm x 455mm, Hinged frame size 770mm x 565 mm
CONDITION : Overall very good for age.
SHIPPING : Please contact us for shipping outside of New Zealand.
Original Arte De Paris Monte Carlo Racing Poster
Please note that the price shown excludes NZ GST tax calculated at 15% of the total. This is shown and added during the checkout process. Thank you.