Ford GT40 - Alan Thornton - Extra 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.
One of the most iconic racing cars of all time, the Ford GT40 was born out of motorsport’s most infamous grudge. After failing to secure possession of Enzo Ferrari’s much celebrated company, Henry Ford II returned to America empty-handed and declared his desire to crush Ferrari at Le Mans. The result was a car that was to defeat all before it. After a couple of years of improvised and particularly unsuccessful development, 1966 marked the beginning of the GT40 legend. A 1-2-3 victory at Daytona was quickly followed by another victory at Sebring. However, it was the Le Mans crown that Ford coveted. Ford assembled an army for the race that year: nine cars, over 100 personnel with 21 tonnes of spare parts. Ford defeated Ferrari in style, dominating the podium with the top three finishers and becoming the first American manufacturer to emerge victorious at Le Mans. Le Mans wins followed for the GT40 for three more years, establishing the GT40 as one of the most iconic race cars of all time. Ferrari did not win at Le Mans again for over fifty years.
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 prints of the Ford GT40 are limited to just 25 Side View copies and will printed to order. No frame is included. 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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