This is one of the most stunning pieces of art of Richard Petty you will ever see – and now you can own it!
Renowned artist George Bartell (1933-2013), painted this watercolor piece in the early 1990s to pay tribute to Petty's incredible accomplishments and winning personality. Bartell captured in this water color, pencil and ink work, the spirit of Petty as only he can. The more you look the more you see – from the cars to the tracks, his signature STP sponsorship, checkered flags, you name it, it's subliminally there!
You have to go decades back, but King Richard did once appear in public without a mustache, a feathered hat and sunglasses and Bartell captures that time in history perfectly. It's an intriguing and beautiful homage to Petty the racer. And at a beautifully framed, impressive 43”x 35” it makes a statement no matter where you place it!
This art, created using water colors and pens and whatever else was within arm's reach of the dynamic Bartell, is painted on heavyweight illustration board.
This art piece is signed by Bartell followed by the AFAS insignia which Bartell proudly included to indicate he is a member of the elite Automotive Fine Arts Society, a small group of painters and sculptors who are recognized for their portrayals of the automobile. The art is professionally framed, mounted on top of an acid free matte so the entire piece, including its depth, is visible. Spacers were then placed in the high quality black wooden frame between the matte and the high quality Plexiglas top so the piece stands proud of its background. Viewers will know they're looking at an original piece.
The Certificate of Authenticity states that Brock personally received the art from the artist at Bartell's home in 2008 and that it is being offered for sale for the first time this April 2013. The certificate also contains a picture of the artwork and states the medium of the art and the size of the art itself and with the framing.
This is a rare opportunity to own the original, “The King”, by one of America's most respected automotive artists! The piece goes on auction sale tonight on eBay, but you can beat the rush by clicking here. All sales proceeds will benefit the Bartell family.