Artist Jay Rolfe has created a 3-D shaped stretched canvas (3DSSC) painting of a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder in several sizes. The one pictured is 8 feet long. It is also available in 6 feet long and 4 feet long sizes.
Maranello, Italy, is home of the Ferrari factory which, incidentally, artist Jay Rolfe would love to tour. Such beautiful shapes! On Saturday May 17, 2008, in Maranello a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sold at auction for the highest price ever paid for a vintage car at auction, nearly $10.9 million. It is powered by a V12 engine mounted in the front. This car was once owned by the actor James Coburn. Ferrari made 55 short wheelbase (SWB) California Spyders over a five year period from 1959-1963. They are one of the most beautiful road cars ever. Ferrari also made 51 long wheelbase California Spyders over a similar period and, although handsome, they are not considered as beautiful or desirable.
Today's photo is of Jay Rolfe's 3-D painting of a red Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder. Also included is a photo of the auction car which is black, a rare color on a Ferrari of that vintage.
This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's signature style, his innovative 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at http://www.3dssc.com/.