The 1997 to 2002 Monaco track version.
Monte Carlo has been a highlight of the Grand Prix calendar since the enigmatic "W.Williams" won the first race here in 1929. Much of the original round-the-houses circuit inspired by local cigarette manufacturer Antony Noguès remains the same today. A chicane has been added at Ste Devote, the swimming pool section was built on reclaimed land, and the road now continues to a hairpin at La Rascasse. A hotel (originally called Loews, and now Grand) has been built over the tunnel. Although today’s Formula 1 cars are barely able to overtake at Monte Carlo, the anachronistic "race of a thousand corners" remains the glamour event of the year. Over the years two drivers have crashed into the harbour: Alberto Ascari in 1955 and Paul Hawkins ten years later. Both men escaped without injury. But Monte Carlo did prove fatal for Luigi Fagioli in 1952 and Lorenzo Bandini in 1967.
50 x 70cm | 19 ¾ x 27 ½ "
This high-quality giclée print is produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of colour.
The print includes a 4.5cm (1.77") white border around the illustration to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
The print is delivered unframed but is ready to be framed in a 50 x 70cm frame.
The modern UV paper from Sihl (135g/m²) is bleached to a bright white and offers the perfect foundation for reproducing the original colours with remarkable richness. A matte coating ensures it is incredibly robust and resistant to changes in temperature and splashes of water.
My printer uses the most modern, super-wide-format printing system from HP. For this premium poster, he uses eight colours, rather than four; light magenta and cyan inks allow additional sharpness, improved resolution, and finer tonality in lighter image areas.
Whichever format you choose, the colours will be equally impressive, the grey balance will be completely neutral, and the contours extremely sharp. After printing, he hardens the inks six times using UV light to make your print resistant to external influences. It will be at its best for years to come.
HAHNEMÜHLE FINEART RAG
The Hahnemühle FineArt Rag fine soft matte surface 308g/m² is one of the most robust papers from Hahnemühle. It is made of 100% cotton and has a matte surface. With its soft and fine texture, this paper is very versatile and is just as well suited to colour prints as it is to deep blacks and pure whites. The Hahnemühle FineArt Rag is an amazing paper for all kinds of images and for high pictorial depth.
Hahnemühle’s authentic art paper is regarded as top of the line. It is often used for exhibitions and limited-edition art prints.
A really beautiful paper, my favourite.