Canaletto, Stubbs, Hearsey and E-Types. The Goodwood Art Collection grows
Not only is Goodwood home to two of the world’s leading annual motor sport events – the Festival of Speed (1-3 July) and Revival (16-18 September) – it also houses a fine collection of art, including stunning landscapes painted by Canaletto, and famous horse scenes by celebrated equine artist George Stubbs.
This year Goodwood’s artwork collection is expanded with the reveal of the official printed posters for the 2011 Festival of Speed and Revival. These highly-desirable motor sport prints are certain to become much sought-after collector’s items in the future, yet are available now in limited numbers for a modest £20 each from the Goodwood Shop (located at the Motor Circuit) and online at The Goodwood Shop.
As in the previous 18 years since the Festival of Speed began, Goodwood has commissioned renowned motor sport artist Peter Hearsey to depict the annual Festival theme and main attractions with an evocative and colourful painting. This year’s theme is ‘Racing Revolutions – Quantum leaps that shaped motor sport,’ celebrating the ceaseless quest for increased power, efficiency and speed.
The centenary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” - the Indianapolis 500 - is a 2011 Festival highlight with a stunning gathering of Indy cars and drivers due to appear at Goodwood in July. Illustrating this Indy 500 focus, Peter Hearsey has painted the striking wedged 1968 Lotus Type 56 of Joe Leonard rounding the first right-hand bend on the challenging Festival of Speed hillclimb. The innovative turbine Lotus 56 Indy car used four wheel drive to get the most out of the 500 bhp Pratt and Whitney gas turbine engine.
Complementing this year’s Festival of Speed artwork is the official 2011 Goodwood Revival poster image, depicting the famous ‘4 WPD’ Noddy Coombs lightweight development Jaguar E-Type racing at Goodwood and marking the 50th anniversary of this most iconic of British sports cars.
The Jaguar E-Type will be much in evidence at both the 2011 Festival of Speed and at the Revival, where this legendary car will be in the spotlight with a one-make E-Type race.
To get ahead of the crowds and receive your 2011 Festival of Speed poster now please visit the Goodwood Shop or call on +44 (0)1243 755098.
For tickets please call the Ticket Hotline on +44 1243 755055 or BOOK ONLINE
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