Friday, November 28, 2014

Bracq Friday: 2000-era Paul Bracq Painting

Our featured Bordeaux-born artist cut his teeth on wood sculpting, and after pulling the splinters from his gums, went on to masterfully design the timeless shapes you've seen today. His artistic roots compel his brush to continued use, perhaps to assuage clients facing five-figure restoration bills for their W113s and E24s. This late-model example liberally blends art deco with pop art for a trippy, clockwise flow of warm-and-cool hues that could be a statement on the inadequacies of sports cars' enamel keeping wayward red paint swaths from assaulting the fender of your rear wheel drive German Bahn-burner like tumbleweed in Nevada. Or not. Either way, it's a great entry-level example for the Porsche enthusiast, and should gain more respect from the air-cooled faithful than our recently featured 996 Cabriolet. Find this 2000-era Paul Bracq early edition giclée painting of a Porsche 964 911 Turbo here on eBay in Northville, MI for $499 buy-it-now.


Giclée (say zee-CLAY) comes from a French word meaning "a spray or squirt of liquid," which describes the 12-color ink jet printing process used for quality control in high-quantity digital prints. The seller ends up with a 24x36 canvas, a relatively simple construction not nearly as finicky as a Volvo running an early Bosch K-Jetronic fuel-injection system or an Autostick Beetle requiring sheer ambidexterity. The structure appears to be free of structural rust, although it's hard to tell when we can't see the underside because the seller only included one lousy picture.


This print may be slower off the line than, say, a 1987 Yugo powered by a snowmobile engine, but would be a more aesthetically pleasing garage addition than just another Camry. It seems to be nearly brand new, and should be a faithful road companion with basic maintenance.


This is said to be one of only 150 prints made, making it extremely unlikely you would encounter one of these on the road. Because that would mean it fell out of someone's car, and they're probably, you know, looking for their art.



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PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.

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