This detailed print of the 1938 Auto Union Type D, by the world renowned artist Brian James. Available in one size (62cm x 39cm) and the print is a limited edition print, each one signed and numbered. This is a limited edition print of just 100 pieces. Each one is printed on 320gsm high quality Somerset Velvet paper, and is packaged in a stout poster tube to ensure safe delivery.
PLEASE NOTE: Prints are printed to order; therefore please allow 2-4 working days for production and dispatch. Individual prints are sent via Royal Mail service.
DISCLAIMER: This is UNOFFICIAL artwork © by Brian James.
About the Artist
Brian was born, and grew up in Birmingham. The two great passions in his life at that time were art and design, and cars. He decided to follow art as a profession and studied graphic design at Birmingham College of Art in the late sixties. Whilst there he designed the now familiar and iconic Union Jack flag painted on a Bowler hat, which won a national graphic design competition. A few years ago the original hat was sold by Christie’s in London to the New York Museum of Design.
In recent years Brian has turned his attention more towards fine art, with work published in Europe and the US by companies such as Bruce McGaw Graphics and The Art Publishing Group. a large number of these images have been in the art deco style. This period had fired Brian’s imagination from an early age, after seeing and admiring art deco buildings, from 1930s cinemas, shops and department stores, to the white painted buildings you often find at the coast in the UK. He always thought these had a certain style and feel of a bygone era, long before knowing what art deco was.
From that start, Brian’s interest has grown into all things of the 1920s-30s period, and of course automobiles, hence a return to one of his first loves. Brian works in two distinct styles, the art deco flat colour image, influenced by the posters and graphics of the 20s-30s period, and a more traditional painterly style, of acrylic on canvas. In either style he likes to capture the way the light shines and reflects on the surface of the vehicle, giving a very solid metallic feel, Brian thinks it is important try and sit the car in a setting appropriate to its era, and style. Clients include: BMW in Germany, Salon Prive, HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain, and Bedford Estates, as well as numerous private collectors and car owners.
Brian has been commissioned to illustrate the BMW sponsored Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, from 2009 through to 2013. Held in Italy on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, this is the premier classic car event in Europe. In 2010, Brian has illustrated one of the most exclusive classic concours and supercar events in this country, Salon Prive, held at the Hurlingham Club in London. In addition Brian was asked to create the promotional painting for the 2012 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. He has also exhibited work at Goodwood, both at the Festival of Speed and the Revival Meeting, Silverstone Classic, plus the International Historic Motorsport Show, and in motor sport art galleries.