4 original Gouache and Acrylic Van Kaufman and Art Fitzpatrick paintings.
These are some of the finest the pair painted (3 were set in Monte Carlo) for Pontiac from 1959 to 1971.
The originals were used to get approval from the Pontiac marketing board for the advertisement campaigns.
In all, Van and Fitz did 289 illustrations for Pontiac's "Wide Track" campaign. They perfectly captured the romance, performance and dynamism the Pontiac brand developed in the 60's... dare I say (ignoring the size and proportions ) similar to BMW in the 70's.
Art would draw the cars and Van would do the backgrounds, very often choosing beautiful European scenes. Amazingly, GM had a travel budget for them to sketch scenes.
Art would deliberately distort the drawing, saying that the eye saw the cars in that manner and that photography did not capture the "look" accurately.
Each illustration began with the choice of a primary colour, washed throughout the painting in varying gradations.
Please see : www.fitz-art.com
5-9 Feb: Retromobile, Paris
20-23 Feb: The London Classic Car Show (www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk)
21-23 Feb: Race Retro - Stoneleigh Park (www.raceretro.com)
27 Feb - 1 Mar: Retro Classics Stuttgart (www.retro-classics.de)
5-15 Mar: Geneva International Motor Show, Geneva, Switzerland (http://www.salon-auto.ch) - CANCELLED
5-8 Mar: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (https://www.ameliaconcours.org)
28-29 Mar: Goodwood Members' Meeting (https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/members-meeting) - POSTPONED (new dates t.b.a.)
2-5 Jul: Le Mans Classic (www.lemansclassic.com) - CANCELLED
9-12 Jul: Goodwood Festival of Speed - CANCELLED
25-26 Jul: Dix Milles Tours du Castellet
31 Jul - 2 Aug: Silverstone Classic
31 Jul - 2 Aug: Classic Days Schloss Dyck - CANCELLED
7-16 Aug: Monterey Car Week
16 Aug: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance - CANCELLED
19-20 Aug: London Concours
29-30 Aug: Concours d'Elegance Paleis Soestdijk - CANCELLED
31 Aug - 5 Sep: Tour Auto Optic 2000 - France
4-6 Sep: Concours of Elegance - Hampton Court
11-13 Sep: Goodwood Revival - CANCELLED
15-18 Sep: Rallye des Caprices - CANCELLED
18-20 Sep: Rallye Pere-Fils - France (Happy Few Racing)
18-20 Sep: Monza-Historic
18-20 Sep: Pays Basque Elegance Automobile - POSTPONED to 14-16 May 2021
19-20 Sep: Le Mans 24 Hrs
22 Sept: The Warren Concours d’Elegance, UK - CANCELLED
23-26 Sep: Salon Prive - Blenheim Palace
24-30 Sep: IAA Munich Motor Show - CANCELLED
15-18 Oct: Targa Florio Classic
8-11 Oct: ZOUTE GRAND PRIX, Belgium
9-11 Oct: Australian International Concours D’Elegance
11-15 Oct: Modena Cento Ore - Italy
16-18 Oct: Classic expo Salzburg, Austria
16-18 Oct: Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
22-25 Oct: Auto e Moto d'Epoca - Padova, Italy
22-25 Oct: Mille Miglia
14-16 May: Pays Basque Elegance Automobile
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