The 1969 Italian Grand Prix at the ‘Temple of Speed’ Monza is a breathtaking example of tight finishes as eight cars swapped positions in the closing laps, re-created in the Fine Art as Jackie Stewart won in the Matra-Ford to clinch the first of his three world championship titles.
Depicted here the closest 1-2-3-4 finish in Formula 1 history. At the flag, Jackie Stewart, Jochen Rindt, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Bruce McLaren were separated by just nineteen hundredths of a second, an incredible spectacle and, at the time, the closest ever F1 finish. Sir Jackie Stewart and Matra-Ford claimed both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, with three races of the season still remaining.
Automobilist has faithfully recreated this historic scene in meticulous detail to produce a unique artwork in its signature manner that blends 3D models and digital photography to achieve a computer-generated image of awe-inspiring quality. The process took the team of specialist artists, technicians and designers several months to complete.
A percentage of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to Race Against Dementia, a charity organisation started by Sir Jackie Stewart after his life-long partner and wife Helen fell victim to the illness.
The organisation aims to raise and allocate much needed funding to accelerate global research & development in the race to find better treatments, preventative measures and hopefully someday a cure for this dreadful illness.
“I have been fortunate to have a wonderful career and my wife Helen was by my side through it all. We should have been able to share those memories forever but dementia steals that away. Without urgent progress, one in three people born today will go on to suffer dementia and that is unacceptable.” Sir Jackie Stewart.
Automobilist is a celebrated collective of artists, designers, & passionate motorsports enthusiasts who capture and recreate some of the most fabled moments in motorsports history. Partnering with iconic automotive brands and teams, the artworks are not only distinctly recognisable but often officially licensed. Automobilist spends over 4000 painstaking hours designing and developing Fine-Art pieces, a level of dedication that is unprecedented in the community. And the effort shows – each car re-created in 3D with flawless intricacy and detail
SuperRare welcomes Automobilist and their next NFT release – on sale now with the a 3 day auction ending Monday 14th June 2021