Traditionally coming from advertising and internationally known
for his interpretation of Pop-Art into the 21st century,
he masters the balancing act towards abstract art works
characterized by an inspiring alternating tension.
There he goes into the visionary, diffuse with his paintings -
knowing that only the willingness to work
in the unknown enables artistic utopia and freedom.
An artist on the throw-off
Museo Ferrari Maranello, Italy VfB Stuttgart PopArt-Series 125 Years i8 ArtCar „iGlacier” Catherine Palace St. Petersburg, Russia First European Artist Biggest German 2 wheel- and NSU Museum Legends of Le Mans Museum Volkswagen Wolfsburg, Germany National States Museum of Kazakhstan Meet the Artist Traditionally coming from advertising and internationally known for his interpretation of Pop-Art into the 21st century, he masters the balancing act towards abstract art works There he goes into the visionary, diffuse with his paintings - knowing that only the willingness to work characterized by an inspiring alternating tension. in the unknown enables artistic utopia and freedom. An artist on the throw-off.

AUTOMOTIVE MEDIAMIX

German Grand Prix 1954

MixedMedia / Acrylic on Canvas
on 1.8” / 45 mm Wooden Museum Frame
63” x 43” / 160 x 110 cm

The German Grand Prix (Großer Preis von Deutschland) was held for the first time in 1926 on the AVUS and from 1927 to 1976 on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring (the exceptions being 1959 on the AVUS and 1970 on the Hockenheimring circuit).

 

1 August 1954: The streamlined vehicles from Mercedes had a clear edge on the high-speed stretches, but enjoyed no such advantage on the many curves of the Nürburgring. As a consequence, Fangio, Kling and the pre-war driver Hermann Lang were given a lighter, single-seater (open-wheel) version of the W 196, while Hans Herrmann still had to make do with a fully clad model, as only three monoposto vehicles were ready for action. The race distance was extended from 16 to 22 laps and by over 500 km, thus becoming the longest Formula One race, with the exception of the Indy 500. The reigning World Champion Fangio led right from the start, but was soon put under pressure by Karl Kling who, due to a leaking tank, had started from the rearmost position of the 20 cars and, during his effort to catch up, ran the fastest lap in 9:55.1 minutes (138.0 km/h). Shortly before the end, Kling dropped back to fourth position because of a damaged shock absorber. Fewer than half the drivers reached the finish line.

 

Fangio won after 3:45:45.8 hours (501.82 km) with a lead of 1:37 minutes on the works Ferrari of Gonzales/Hawthorn. With wins in 6 races out of 9, Fangio ended the season as World Champion for the second time.