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Edition Size 125SOLD OUT
on 140lb French Archival Paper
19 x 25 inches
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About this Art
This iconic image of Carroll Shelby's 1967 GT350 was first painted by Camilo in 1990. A few years later a bar was set to open by Detroit natives in NYC's Lower East Side. The owners of the Motor City Bar, friends of Camilo called upon him to replicate this image as a huge mural stretching across an entire wall.
Camilo embraced the motion, action and brute style of Shelby's muscle car in his original watercolor painting. When revisiting this image for a print, Camilo was experimenting with background treatments, then as artists do started painting with watercolors on top of the silkscreened print, this became a main theme with the GT350 series. The use of watercolors makes this series of silkscreen prints a unique replica of the original and maintains Camilo's vision for each print to have it's own voice.
This series of 125 prints varies in colorways and mediums. Some of the prints have a acrylic or watercolor background and others have the watercolor applied over the silkscreened image. With only 125 available don't hesitate if one speaks to you.
The art that Camilo Pardo has created over the years is all over Detroit. A considerable amount of it is present on our freeways at any given moment of the day. Most recognized for his design work on the Ford GT, Camilo put verve in the steel curves and reminded us that a car's first internal combustion takes place in an artist's mind. The car's external beauty is born there as well. That mind has not ceased from creative labors, even if they're no longer entirely devoted to Motor City mojo.
Camilo's paintings and drawings speak to both his love for linear perfection and his fascination for the manner in which those lines deliver aesthetic satisfaction to the viewer. His works genuinely seem to move and they are energized by what is obviously a rich understanding and respect for popular culture and traditional disciplines. In less talented hands, such a seeming contradiction of forces would negate the best efforts. Camilo makes them reconcile, complement each other and dance together.
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