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Stéphane Dufour, international automotive artist, decidedly contemporary, displays an exceptional talent for emphasize light, forms and sensuality of the most iconic sports cars.
The Porsche 911, in its GT1, GT2, GT3, RS, Turbo and Speedster version, sits side to side with the epic 24h du Mans 917, 550 Spyder and 959 supercars or Carrera GT in original and limited edition art work.
His hyper realistic paintings devoted to Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet Corvette, Citroen, Jaguar, Shelby, Ford, Harley-Davidson or Michael Schumacher complete his master piece dedicated to prestigious, competition and collection automobiles.
Stéphane is an accomplished artist, also developing more abstract automobilia creations through using sculpture and digital art.
About The Artist:
He spent most of his childhood contemplating fine automobile craftsmanship passing through his father’s workshop. His father repaired and serviced prestigious cars, authentic masterpieces which stimulated Stéphane’s imagination and would deeply influence this young boy’s day to day life.
While attending his first lessons at the Art Decos school of Limoges, he realized he could combine his passions for drawing and beautiful cars. Stéphane was unquestionably inspired by the 50s, 60s and 70s automobiles. Three decades unanimously considered as the pinnacle of car design and conception by all car amateurs.
With a simple pencil or charcoal he started drawing, with great talent, these legendary cars which were all hauting his mind. At the time his preference for “3/4 front” and black and white drawings is evident. After studying three years at the Art Décos school, he established his unique and innovative style, synthetising space, light, shape, movement and color.
Pushing his work on reflections and details to the limit, his paintings now emphasized the light and shadows rapping around exquisite bodywork. Stéphane’s work is eclectic, ranging from Ferrari to Aston Martin and passed Citroen.
However his unassailable passion for Porsche shines through with numerous and honorable art works of unique German supercars.
These paintings and drawings of epic Porsches, Le Mans prototypes and exceptional 911s, guaranty him an international acclaim.
Moreover the quality of his work was officially recognized by the Porsche firm, who have guaranteed him over the past years a certified international licence for artistic reproductions of the Zuffenhausen‘s production.
With over 200 canvases in experience, Stéphane Dufour is now adamant in using new technologies to help develop his artwork.
After years using only pencils, oil paint or airbrush, Stéphane started sculpting in 2004 and recently using digital technology, thereby enriching his artistic production. He describes his own work as hyperréalistic, but also claims a more abstract style on certain paintings, sculptures and digital artwork principally.
All of Stéphane’s work are unique limited editions as well as signed and marked by him.
A 360-degree look at S Dufour’s latest homage to Porsche’s classic 911. These limited edition sculptures are entirely made by hand
Stéphane also works on private command by individuals or companies, where he is systematically asked to let his imperishable imagination guide his inspiration towards a specific model.
An authentic source of joy for anyone who understands that art and automobiles are two intertwining and intimate domains.
Any authentic car enthusiast will take pleasure in surfing through this web site, Stephane’s personnal art gallery.
Every canvas issued, whether it be an original or a limited edition is signed and market by the artist. The paintings are on sale and delivered with great care and short delivery delays.
- Stephane Dufour International Automotive Porsche Artist With Exceptional Talent (dedeporsche.wordpress.com)
A portrait of Magnus Walker, the rebel Porsche customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a successful business.
From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-of kind automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.
ABOUT Magnus Walker:
My love affair with PORSCHE began as a 10 year old kid, and a trip to the 1977 LONDON motor show.
That is where I laid my eyes upon a 77-930 Martini TURBO!
As a kid growing up in SHEFFIELD-ENGLAND Porches were not a common sight. Sure I had the TURBO poster on my wall, lusted after one, and even wrote a letter to the Porsche factory!
Hey… They even wrote back!
Saying words to the affect “give us a call back when you are older”.
Fast forward a few years, and in 1986 at the age of 19 I moved to America and started a new life in LOS ANGELES..
At the age of 25 in 1992 I acquired my first 911, now almost 20 years later and over 40 -911 cars later I am living my PORSCHE dream.
I have done some club racing and instructing with the POC throughout the past 10 years. Over the past few years I have been expanding my 64-73 early car collection and have been building quite a few “sports purpose” R -ST inspired streetable track type cars.
My builds are starting to gain world wide attention, and a few unique touches such as my grafted R turn signals, louvered deck lids, drilled door handles and attention to detail to name a few are becoming my “signature marks”.
Magnus Walker The Outlaw. The Trailer.
Producer / Director: Tamir Moscovici (MOS), Industry Films
Line Producer: Dwight Phipps, Industry Films
DP: Anthony Arendt, Partos
Editor: Paul Proulx, Stealing Time
Colourist: Wade Odlum, Alter Ego
Audio House: Pirate Toronto
Its official URBAN OUTLAW short documentary film
accepted into the RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL in London.
“The film, a passion project, would never have been funded in the traditional studio system. Through word of mouth, enthusiasts, bloggers and journalist, we have built a global fan base, our fans are passionate, and we don’t want to make them wait any longer.” – Tamir Moscovici
Supplemental,…In association with MOS MEDIA, INDUSTRY FILMS & MAGNUSWALKER911.COM
is proud to announce the release of URBAN OUTLAW. URBAN OUTLAW
will be distributed & released worldwide online via Reelhouse.org.
RELEASE DATE: Oct 15 2012
Since the trailer was released in late May of 2012 it obtained over a 1.2 million click throughs. The initial intent was to submit the film to festivals. Since submitting the film to festivals and competitions the film has won a prestigious Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Competition, for short documentary. The film is schedule to debut in London at the Raindance Film Festival on Sept. 28 2012, and will play in Atlanta and Edmonton shortly there after.
While the film continues to navigate the festival circuit, Tamir & Magnus have decided that limiting the viewership to select cities, with limited seating, would be the wrong choice for the film. . Following Raindance the film will be made available online.
“The film, a passion project, would never have been funded in the traditional studio system. Through word of mouth, enthusiasts, bloggers and journalist, we have built a global fan base, our fans are passionate, and we don’t want to make them wait any longer. “ – Tamir Moscovici
We’ve opted to go with Reelhouse.org, a new platform for film audiences. Knowing that we were going to release the film globally we wanted a platform that could create a theatrical experience that was intimate. Reelhouse is more then a micro site, or faceless link for audiences to view.
Through Reelhouse.org viewers can reach out toMagnus Walker and to the filmmaker. In the spirit of Louis C.K., and the filmmakers behind Press Pause Play, this is a new age in filmmaking, let’s cut out the distributors, studios and marketers. Let good film connect with an audience, and let that audience connect with the filmmakers.
If the audience likes the film, they can support the filmmakers. In short, let’s continue down the path of accessible art for the masses.
WATCH IT HERE: http://www.reelhouse.org/mos/urbanoutlaw
Source: Magnus Walker himself
New special exhibition to open at Porsche Museum on 4 September 2012
Art, Graphics & Design – Hanns Lohrer and Porsche
Stuttgart. An elegant glove, a poodle, a hunting rifle:
From 4 September to 4 November 2012, the Porsche Museum is exhibiting the works of the versatile Stuttgart painter and commercial graphic designer Hanns Lohrer (1912 – 1995) – and these works extend far beyond the topic of motor cars.
During the 1950s and 60s, Lohrer played a pivotal role in the visual appearance of the Porsche brand which was founded in 1948. In this special exhibition the Porsche Museum pays testimony to the timeless quality of Lohrer’s works, which made a lasting contribution to creating the positive image of the then fledgling sports car manufacturer.
A selection of victory posters created by Hanns Lohrer at the close of every year to visually capture Porsche’s sporting successes is one area of focus at the exhibition.
A high point within Porsche advertising is, among other things, the series of posters designed by Hanns Lohrer in 1961 depicting the Porsche 356 in the context of sports such as golfing, hunting or horse riding. Typical of Porsche’s prestigious advertising during that era, the bold colours of the sports equipment dominated the sports car which was shown in small scale.
In addition to the 40 posters, the Porsche Museum exhibition also includes sales brochure artwork by Hanns Lohrer. Visitors can thus view the red cover page of the 1958 356A catalogue showing a woman’s hand wearing an elegant glove and handling the gear shift of a Porsche with seeming effortlessness.
And of course the poodle motif is a must, with the poster showing a refined young lady with a poodle on its lead at the lower right, giving the headline “Powerful elegance guided with ease” a second visual meaning.
The poodle is a recurring element in Hanns Lohrer’s work, and is even made the central motif of a 1960 Porsche poster entitled “I too, prefer Porsche”. These exhibition pieces will be supplemented by around 30 original sketches and pictures testifying to the full range of Hanns Lohrer’s works.
Stuttgart artist Hanns Lohrer has always thrilled those who experience his work and continues to be an inspiration to advertising professionals. The works Hanns Lohrer created for Porsche superbly combined the brand message with the graphic designer’s artistic style.
The Porsche Museum shop is also extending its range on the occasion of the special exhibition and offering postcards, canvas stretchers, ring-binder labels and refrigerator magnets featuring graphic motifs by Lohrer.
The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Admission is € 8.00 for adults, reduced admission is € 4.00.
Free admission for children up to 14 years accompanied by an adult. More information is available at http://www.porsche.com/museum.
Cool Wire Sculpture of Porsche Numero Uno!
I would have this PORSCHE Numero Uno sculpture in my yard any day…!!
It rolls, steers and you can sit in her and
pretend you are shifting through the gears in your own garden.
It is based on the first 356 in 1948
and is lovingly sculpted to show the lines, with just a little bit of greenery for contrast.
Somebody spent a lot of time, and probably did it just for the love of PORSCHE !
When covered with vine it will be a living sculpture.
Add that one to your list of garden projects, your spouse will roll eyes for sure.
Topiary Sculpture Art by Topiary Joe
What is Topiary? Topiary is the art of creating sculpture in the medium of clipped trees, shrubbery and vines. Joe Kyte provides traditional cutting frames of all sizes yes, but he goes way beyond that!
Topiary Joe builds giant planted topiary animals, Living Logo public art work, huge Mosaiculture and giant steel wire green sculpture World Wide.
Conservatory grade planted character figures, green roof/green wall integrated sculpture, geometric box shrubbery cutting frames of horses, dinosaurs, vintage cars – even Lions, Tigers and Bears!
He creates large scale 3D sustainable advertising sculptures to your specifications, on the job site or in his shop.
Source: Porsche Doc created by Joe Kyte back up in the hills of East Tennessee.
ITALIAN ARTIST ALESSANDRO GEDDA HAS A PASSION FOR FAST CARS AND IN PARTICULAR FOR THE PORSCHE
Porsche “My passion,” he says..
Fancy painted Cayman lifted onto a building. A crane lifts a covered Porsche with a cloth, it does a fly over one of the most beautiful buildings in Milan and then laid gently on the Terrace Downtown.The curtain falls and reveals a Porsche Cayman completely customized by the brush of Alessandro Gedda. The man seems to be a perpetual motion machine. Italian artist Alessandro Gedda radiates a dynamic energy that finds expression in his brilliantly hued, powerful paintings.
With his zest for art, photography, and design, Gedda has gained an international reputation. His works have been exhibited in Rome and Milan and will be shown in Monaco, New York, Miami, and Moscow this year alone. One of the dominating themes of his work:
Porsche. “My passion,” he says.
A passion the forty-year-old Gedda is not content to express solely in his art: Last year, he pursued it for 50,000 kilometers (about 35,000 miles) on real-life roads. His current love is a 911 Carrera 4 in Seal Gray. Che bella macchina, as the Italians like to say. Gedda says he soaks up the various impressions he gains on these drives, unfiltered, so to speak, to later capture them on canvas. These fleeting impressions range from the typical anarchy of an Italian roundabout to a speedy highway jaunt to a stop by the side of beautiful Lake Como.
Gedda lives only about ten miles from Lake Como, in a sixteenth-century manor house in Appiano Gentile.
“I only keep a few of my canvases at home,” he says. “The others are in private collections. Two were recently bought by American gallery owners. Actually, when I think about it, selling one of my pictures is always a highly emotional experience. It means parting with one of your creations. It will travel new roads without you—but it carries your mark out into the world, the mark of passion.”
How did it all start?
“I was six years old, and we were living on a country estate in Tuscany. Friends of my father would often drop by before taking part in a rally on the island of Elba. And there was this one car that caught my fancy more than anything else,” Gedda says. “A Porsche. I especially remember the big headlights and the inimitable sound. I drew a picture of it—and from that moment, I knew I wanted to own a Porsche myself one day.”
Just one Porsche? Actually… no.
Gedda’s current Porsche is his fourth. He started out with a 911 SC 3.0, then he fell in with a 911 RS, then he set his sights on a 911 Carrera, before ultimately falling for his current “baby.”
Gedda’s relationship with his Porsches is a close one. He even talks to them. He remembers how he once got up early so he could have a heart-to heart with his 911 RS and beseech it to climb the Cisa Pass “like only this 911 could.” The pass crosses the Apennines to link the Emilia-Romagna region with Tuscany.
“The Porsche replied in its own language, the musical tones of its flat-six engine.”
Talking to your car sounds a little crazy?
Well, maybe this kind of dialogue is less surprising when one considers that Gedda studied communications in New York City, and for the past thirteen years has headed an agency devoted to communications in the broadest sense of the term.
Alessandro Gedda has always liked to test limits, including his own—whether it’s parachuting (when he was with the police in the 1980s), deep-sea diving, or pursuing his passion for Porsche. In that respect, his current pet project fits the bill perfectly. It seems space will be getting a little tight in his studio soon. Besides his large canvases, Gedda will have to make room for a Porsche 356. He plans to restore the vintage machine—in 356 days, to be precise.
Be sure to visit his website:http://www.alessandrogedda.it