Former Formula 1 treasurer Bernie Ecclestone keeps a close eye on the main discipline of motorsport and stays on the lookout for the slightest case.
Recently, the 90-year-old British businessman acquired the series of creations by artist Mark Dickens, which he produced in collaboration with F1 photographer Keith Sutton.
Series ” Ferrari in Art – The Sporting Legacy ”, is a collection of 25 original and unique works of art that celebrate the myth of the Scuderia Ferrari.
An art and Formula 1 enthusiast, Bernie Ecclestone could not do without such an acquisition: “ There has never been a collaboration like this before and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to acquire it for my private collection.. “
“I know Mark and Keith well and have always been impressed by their professionalism. “ Ecclestone said in remarks echoed by the Gazetta Dello Sport.
Dickens and Ecclestone had crossed paths before for a rather original project and still related to F1: “ I first met Mark in 2009 and in 2011 I asked him to create 19 tables, showing each of the races from that year. “
“The following year, we presented each painting to the respective promoters. “
“I’ve known Keith even longer, since I first met him when he started his career as a sports photographer 40 years ago, and I know his passion for Ferrari well. ” concludes Ecclestone.
“I could not resist the opportunity to acquire it for my private collection” said Bernie 🗣 pic.twitter.com/2TPdsyO7ee
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