The Aston Martin Centenary Art Exhibition, 22nd – 29th November.

The Aston Martin Centenary Art Exhibition, The Aston Martin W-One Gallery, Park Lane, 22 – 29 November.

To mark the centenary of this prestigious and stylish luxury sports car Aston Martin asked the noted artist James Hart Dyke to make a series of paintings in celebration.  He has recorded special centenary events and races, including the Le Mans and Nürburgring 24 hour races.

'At speed, Le Mans 24 hour race'  oil on canvas 90x90cm

‘At speed, Le Mans 24 hour race’
oil on canvas 90x90cm

He also caught on canvas and paper behind-the-scenes activities at the brand’s factory at Gaydon in Warwickshire, showing elements of the manufacturing and hand-built process used in the creation of these superb vehicles.

‘Rig’ 2013 acrylic on paper 40x30cm

‘Rig’ 2013
acrylic on paper 40x30cm

In one picture, Hart Dyke, who last year designed the official silk screen print marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, depicts Sir Stirling Moss with the 6.0-litre V12-powered CC100 (created to celebrate the centenary) and the DBR1, which was the inspiration for it.  The DBR1 was the model in which Sir Stirling won the Nürburgring 1,000km race in 1959. Sir Stirling is shown with both cars shortly after he had lapped the circuit, once more, in DBR1 in May of this year.

‘Sir Stirling Moss with the DBR1 and CC100, Nurburgring’ 2013 oil on canvas 97x128cm

‘Sir Stirling Moss with the DBR1 and CC100, Nurburgring’ 2013
oil on canvas 97x128cm

A great way to celebrate a 100th birthday!

'Pit stop, Nurburgring 1'  oil on canvas 90x90cm

‘Pit stop, Nurburgring 1’
oil on canvas 90x90cm

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