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"The Automotive Art Project" - A Book Covering 25 of Claude Nahum's Historically Important Cars


Cover "The Automotive Art Project", 2021, Porter Press

Cover "The Automotive Art Project", 2021, Porter Press

 

25 Cars, 6 Artists -- 150 Works of Art   

Claude Nahum was brought up surrounded by all things automotive. The son of Bernar Nahum, considered to be the father of the Turkish automotive industry, Claude was fascinated by cars and engineering from an early age. Claude’s career led him into automotive design, research and engineering, before eventually heading and growing the Kiraça group trading company in Europe, all the while maintaining his link with the automotive world.

As Claude’s career progressed, he began collecting and racing cars, and the growth of his stable led to him establishing The N Collection. Wishing to create a distinctive tribute to his favourite cars, Claude commissioned six leading artists, and gave them free rein to depict each of 25 cars from his collection in their own inimitable style.

Due in April 2021, "The Automotive Art Project" showcases that work, featuring a fascinating and diverse range of cars, including a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, the unique 1964 Lang-Cooper II Super King Cobra, an iconic 1965 Ford Mustang 289 Fastback, the Ford GT40 MkII that finished third at Le Mans in 1966, a 1968 example of the very first Turkish production car, the Anadol A1, the 1971 East African Safari Rally-winning Ford Escort RS1600, and a 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 car driven by Alain Prost.

A unique collection of automotive artwork, capturing each artist’s own perspective on the subject cars, supported by brief histories and photographs for each of the cars featured.

Content summary

  • Six respected artists provide their own unique interpretations, in a range of striking styles, for each of the 25 cars depicted.
  • Stunning artwork for cars including: Ford Lotus Cortina, Anadol A1, Jaguar E-type, AC Cobra, Ferrari 250 LM, Ford Mustang, Ferrari 641/2, Ford GT40, Ford Escort RS1800, Lola T70, Ford P68/F3L and Lang-Cooper King Cobra.
  • Carefully researched histories, plus period and contemporary photographs for each of the cars featured.
  • Profiles for each of the six artists who have contributed to the project.
  • Lavishly produced on high-quality art paper, in large, landscape format.
  • A unique and imaginative record of 25 historically important road and racing cars

The Artists

Featuring the work of renowned artists: Guy Allen, Anna-Louise Felstead, Jean-Jacques Francois, Yahn Janou, Tim Layzell and Psyko.

The Authors

James Page is a respected classic-car journalist, and former editor of Classic & Sports Car. He has written several books for Porter Press, and is a regular contributor to a variety of classic-car and motoring-club magazines.

Steve Rendle is a lifelong motorsport enthusiast and has spent much of his career as a technical writer, editor and publishing project manager. He has written a number of books on motoring and motorsport subjects.

Availability

"The Automotive Art Project", Porter Press International
Jacketed hardback, 208 pages with 150 paintings and 75 photographs
ISBN 978-1-913089-39-9 (Collector’s Ed.), 978-1-913089-26-9 (Ltd. Ed.)
Suggested Price: Limited Edition £100.00