‘Monster 917’

Stunning half scale sculpture inspired by the iconic Porsche 917k, a maze of tubular aluminium and carbon fibre connected by artist designed 3d printed joints.

limited numbered edition of:4 editions worldwide
materials:aluminium, carbon fibre, acrylic, 3d printed nylon
size (cm):259 x 104 x 47 cm approx.
size (inches):15 x 6 x 3 inches approx.
weight:5 kg/ 14 lbs approx.
artwork code:Type 071
availability:1 available now
acquire for (£GBP):£37,900


About the sculpture:

THE INSPIRATION – 50 years ago, drivers Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep won Le Mans in their Martini Porsche 917k at a record speed and distance, only beaten twice since! The car’s secret advantage came from its unique Magnesium-alloy chassis: super lightweight yet fragile, and notably hard to weld. This secret is celebrated in Ambrose’s sculpture.

THE SCULPTURE – Jonny Ambrose’s digitally designed sculpture is a stylised, half scale Porsche 917 in tubular carbon fibre and aluminium, connected by custom 3d printed ‘organic’ joints. The polygonal 2.5m long design, with detailed representative chassis, creates a bold and playful 3d maze of interweaving lines to look into and wonder at.

THE LOOK – The half scale chassis is portrayed by aluminium tubes, not welded but uniquely connected by bespoke ‘3d printed’ joints, all individually designed and constructed by the artist. With a carbon fibre ‘body’ also connected by black 3d printed joints, the result is a lightweight, fragile looking sculptural maze of lines to lose yourself in.


Further images:

The sculpture comes with an integral white plinth base. Alternative options can be arranged.


Each sculpture comes with:

  • 1 – Each sculpture is signed and dated by the artist.
  • 2 – Certificate of Authenticity, complete with numbered edition, signed and dated by the artist.
  • 3 – Protective baize underside to each plinth.
  • 4 – Protective white cloth gloves, to professionally handle the artwork


Shipping:

International shipping is available (secure crate / tracked / insured).

Local collection from my workshop is possible by appointment.



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