Fine Art Photography of the 1997 Formula 1 SAUBER C16-04. Hundreds of photos assembled together to create an Formula 1 artistic vision. SAUBER C16-04" signed & limited art print.
The Sauber C16 was the car with which the Sauber Formula 1 team competed in the 1997 season. That season also marked the new partnership between Sauber and Ferrari, a collaboration that lasted until 2006. The Sauber C16 was initially driven by Johnny Herbert, who was in his second season with Sauber, and Nicola Larini, who left the team after five races, using the Ferrari engines used in the previous season's F310. Larini was succeeded by Gianni Morbidelli and Norberto Fontana, but all of these drivers were far outshone by Herbert who delivered a stunning season for the team, with the third podium in team history at the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix in the Sauber C16, beating two Ferraris in the process.
Peter Sauber had a close working relationship with Ferrari. After the Italian Grand Prix he borrowed Michael Schumacher from them for a low-key test at the Fiorano circuit. Sauber wanted an experienced driver to help with the imbalance problems, as Herbert's team-mates were all struggling with the Sauber C16. Schumacher completed 84 laps and was running around a second slower than his best time in a Ferrari. In this secret test, Schumacher ran in a Sauber without sponsors. Photos were released many years later.
There is no doubt that the Sauber C16 made a lasting impression against all odds in the 1997 Formula 1 season. Automotive photographer Amaury Soares has immortalised this mechanical masterpiece in an unprecedented visual and artistic concept. Using hundreds of photos, he gives the Sauber C16 a new dimension and plays on emotions. In this conceptual art photograph, every detail is enhanced by the artist's exclusive and avant-garde technique.
Limited edition art photograph, signed and numbered. Several formats available under Diasec glass and delivery by carrier with certificate of authenticity.
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- 230 x 120 cm | Limited to 1 Artist Edition
- 200 x 90 cm | Limited to 2 Copies
- 180 x 80 cm or 160 x 70 cm | Limited to 5 Copies
- 140 x 60 cm or 120 x 55 cm | Limited to 8 Copies
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Photos are printing on Fujifilm paper and then placed between two acrylic glass plates of 3mm thick. The bond between photo and glass is realised thanks to a chemical reaction between two liquids components.
This method ensures a contemporary and luxurious look to your work of art.
Amaury Soares closely works with one of the few licensed photo labs of Europe.
The printing under Diasec is recognized by museums, art galleries and world art collectors.
Furthermore, the bond of the photo to the Plexiglas without glue fully preserves the work of art of traces of glue, dirt and air bubbles.
Lastly, the M1 class Plexiglas used for the Diasec method protects your work of art at 99.7% from UV rays. This way, photo will not fade and it will exceptionally preserved colours during more than 100 years.
This supporting structure also confers an exceptional spotlight to your work of art, thanks to a three-dimensional effect and the feeling that the work of art is removed from the wall.
Each step of the Diasec method is carried out by artisanal process, with a particular care for the finishes.
The work of art shows all it erstwhile, thanks to a highlight without no other similar of Amaury Soares’s art photo car !
Composed with hundreds of photos, his photographic assemblies about symbolic cars put forward the history and all the peculiarities which characterize these models. Amaury Soares does not present us a simple automobile photography but the idea that we are made of these cars, all that inspires us, as a picture that we would take in our spirit.
«The idea is to recreate a mental vision of a car. When we evoke a model of car, there is not a single image which comes to the spirit, there is a stream of images which comes into the head. I freeze this mental process in a single picture, as the result we have a photography which goes out directly of our imagination.»
The art photographies of Amaury Soares on the theme of the automobile were revealed for the first time in 2016 during the autoshow Retromobile in Paris.
His work is exhibited in different art galleries across Europe, but some of his pieces are also part to many European and international art collections (in France Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland Switzerland Portugal Brazil USA …). His last exhibition was in Singapore.