Aston Martin DB5 Vantage - Alan Thornton - Large Dye Transfer Print - Side View
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This print will be delivered from the UK. Local duties and taxes may be applicable on import to regions outside the UK. By purchasing this title, you agree and consent to your information being shared with Alan Thornton for use in the fulfilment of your order.
Often billed as the “most famous car in the world”, the Aston Martin DB5 is widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful cars ever made and is often labelled as the most attractive built by the British marque. Certainly it is one of the most beloved, thanks largely to its now eternal association with a certain agent of international espionage. The DB5 was propelled to worldwide fame when used as James Bond's car in the movie 'Goldfinger,' as well as a number of subsequent James Bond films. The association with the world’s least secret agent was a marketer’s dream, the perfect example of product placement, which nearly didn’t happen at all: Jaguar’s E-type was the preferred choice, but Jaguar turned EON down, and Aston Martin’s owner David Brown was also initially reluctant to supply a DB5. The rest is history, and James Bond’s gadget laden Silver Birch DB5 became an immortal silver screen phenomenon.
Amalgam Collection and Alan Thornton
Amalgam is delighted to partner with artist Alan Thornton to introduce a collection of Dye Transfer prints. Precise and technical in nature, these prints isolate the subject, laying the image onto Alan’s signature metallic background, that focuses the viewer’s eye on the sculptural, organic qualities of iconic cars and planes. Alan’s obsession with form, function and beauty, combined with his enduring passion for all things automotive and mechanical, align perfectly with Amalgam’s mission.
Utilising a process traditionally employed for print proofing called ‘dye sublimation’, Dye Transfer Fine Art Printing creates very high-definition archive quality art on a substrate of fine aluminium sheet. The artwork is first Giclee printed onto transfer paper and is then applied to the specially coated 1.2 mm aluminium panel. The process of dye sublimation fuses the ink onto the aluminium, producing prints with an intense depth and colour intensity. The finished image is waterproof and very resistant to abrasion, so that there is no need to protect the art behind glass. The fine aluminium sheet has a stiffening frame bonded to the back, so that the piece can be hung without a frame, creating a sharp and minimal presentation of the art floating less than an inch (15 mms) off of the wall. The piece can also be traditionally framed and hung if desired. Alan’s work in this medium brings exceptional precision, intensity and glamour to the finished art.
Handling Your Print
Dye Transfer prints are supplied with a subframe attached to the back, enabling immediate ‘float’ effect hanging on the wall. The finished image is waterproof and very resistant to abrasion, so that there is no need to protect the art behind glass.
Dye Transfer Fine Art Prints of the Aston Martin DB5 Vantage are limited to just 25 copies in Large. By purchasing this print, you agree and consent to your information being shared with Alan Thornton for use in the fulfilment of your order.
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