Petrolheads the Movie - VHS Limited Edition 1PP

Mark Davies British Artist

  • I do love my cars! When ‘Petrolheads’ was first released back in 2018, I had no idea that it would quickly become so popular, but I am so bloody happy that it is so well loved. It was a piece that I had wanted to do for years, it was all about timing and conceiving a scenario that could be the most engaging and ultimately successful, to create the ultimate movie car piece, no holds barred! From the reaction since, I think I achieved that!   

    At the point of planning there were so many iconic vehicles that could have gone in with equal success, even with being selective. I wanted this piece to hit you right between the eyes, to stimulate your senses and therefore I had to find the balance between being a visual feast and being too cluttered where the impact was compromised.

    As with the majority of my work you don’t get to see the lead characters, it is the setting and the detail that tells the story and with this piece it opens up the question - who are driving these machines? Could it be all the movie characters have met up within the desert to watch a cracking car movie, hanging out around the fire, eating corn dogs, listening to Guns & Roses and a dirty V8? Or is it simply a group of enthusiasts doing just that? Over to you.

    A lot has happened since the print edition was first released, there has been a sequel and a James Bond edition to add to collectors’ walls. In addition to creating nostalgic driven (excuse the pun) art, I have really focused on delivering exciting and engaging new formats to showcase my work. One of those has been the incredibly popular and versatile VHS edition. It has been so successful because of its uniqueness, it’s compact size and the level of hand embellishing that all come together to create something truly special to display in a tight space or as part of a number of them together.

    So, given the fact that the very reason for so many of these iconic movie cars and their characters to have gathered deep within the desert was to watch a film on the big screen, it just made perfect sense to turn it into a movie, of sorts! So late into 2022, ‘Petrolheads the Movie’ gets its big release on the small screen! As well as a cracking image, the level of detail to enjoy is superb, it’s the small touches that come together to give it a real aged quality, frayed edges, a scratched and scuffed VHS cover, a crumpled sticker from the video rental shop that seems to have been defaced! So grab a Coors and a corn dog and prepare to blow a gasket at Petrolheads the Movie!

    1. Released: 2022
    2. Collection: Retrospective 4
    3. Edition Size: 20 + 5AP - This is number 1PP 
    4. Specification:
      - Hand embellished
      - Floated VHS and double mount
      - Custom spray-painted frame
      - Sticker decals
      - Hand signed by artist
    5. Image Size: 8.3” x 11.7"
    6. Framed Size (Approx): 13.5” x 16.75”
    1. Get in touch for overseas delivery
    2. Available now and on display at the Hive 

Category: Movie Cars, Petrolheads, VHS

Type: Limited Edition

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