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Aston Martin One-77 by Zurini, 2009
Emmanuel Zurini (French, b.1942).
A patinated bronze sculpture of a stylized Aston Martin One-77, mounted on a honed limestone plinth, with engraved artist’s signature and edition number, 2 of 8, and dated 2009. The One-77 first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motorshow, partially obscured by a Savile Row tailored cover, to be fully revealed at the Geneva Motorshow the following year. Limited to only 77 examples, one car changed hands for nearly $3 million in 2012.
Size: 22 x 9 x 6 inches (56 x 23 x 15 cm).
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 40 years has developed a reputation as the most innovative sculptor of stylized 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.