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'Locomotive I' by Emmanuel Zurini, 1989
A tour-de-force in sinister black-patinated bronze depicting a stylized locomotive, set on a grey granite 'track' and measuring an impressive 160 cm (63 inches)in length. Unusually, only five examples of this were created, as the maquette was destroyed before the remaining three bronzes could be cast.
Dimensions: Total length 63 inches (160 cms)
Additional Notes: Emmanuel Zurini was born in France in 1942 and became famous in the 1960's as one of the leading photographers of Grand Prix motor-racing. His exciting work was frequently adapted and used as artwork for some of the most memorable Grand Prix and Le Mans 24-hour race posters of that period.
A trained artist, he turned to sculpture in 1975 and for the last 30 years has developed a reputation as the most innovative sculptor of stylised automotive bronzes worldwide. He has created numerous trophies for Formula 1 teams and personalities as well as the Pebble Beach Concours.
His bronzes - when available - are widely collected and devotees of his bronzes include Jacques Villeneuve, Michael Schumacher and Flavio Briatore. Usually cast in editions of 8 only, Zurini bronzes often sell out as soon as they are announced.