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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 cm x 104 x 47 approx.
size (inches):100 inch x 39 x 18 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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‘911 FRONT (NIGHT)’

Jonny Ambrose 2020,

limited edition of only 9. Some editions sold – please enquire.

Additive Printed SLS CAD design on Carbon Fibre background, in Glazed Hardwood Frame.

160 x 160 x 10 mm approx. in a 300 x 300 x 40 mm Frame.

6.3 inches by 6.3 inches in a Frame 12 inch frame

Inspiration:

This sculpture is inspired by the iconic Porsche 911 2.7 RS imagined racing at night with headlights glowing

£245  GBP including black deep frame surround.

Please email me to enquiries/ purchases.

Also available:

‘917 FRONT (NIGHT)’

Jonny Ambrose 2019,

limited edition of only 9. Some editions sold – please enquire.

Additive Printed SLS CAD design on Carbon Fibre background, in Glazed Hardwood Frame.

160 x 160 x 10 mm approx. in a 300 x 300 x 40 mm Frame.

6.3 inches by 6.3 inches in a Frame 12 inch frame

Inspiration:

This Sculpture is inspired by the iconic Porsche 917 endurance sportscar from 1970, that won the Le Mans 24 Hour race that year, imagined racing at night with headlights glowing

£245  GBP including black deep frame surround.

Please email me to enquiries/ purchases.

 

‘917 FRONT’

Jonny Ambrose 2019,

limited edition of only 9. Numbers 1, 2, 3 are sold. Please enquire for latest availability.

Additive Printed SLS CAD design on Staron plaque, in Glazed Hardwood Frame.

160 x 160 x 10 mm approx. in a 300 x 30 mm Frame.

6.3 inches by 6.3 inches in a Frame 12 inch frame

Inspiration:

Wall sculpture inspired by the iconic 917 endurance sportscar from 1970, that won the Le Mans 24 Hour race that year.

£235  GBP including black deep frame surround.

Please email me to enquiries/ purchases.

Also available:

‘LE MANS LANGHECK’

An Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture, with steam bent twisting long tail wood section.

Created by Jonny Ambrose, 2017.

This sculpture is an unique piece, 1 of 1 only.

Oak Hardwood, Iroko Hardwood, Chromed Steel CNC Milled, Printed Composite.

1087 x 195 x 90 mm, free standing.

Created with sustainable sourced English oak, chromed steel and reclaimed iroko hardwood.

SOLD

Now residing in a private client’s collection, Australia.

 

Inspiration:

This Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture is inspired by the iconic Porsche 917. The beautiful curves of the 917 are captured in this sculpture, where the ‘long tail’ in German is called ‘Langheck’. This work imagines the airflow from the top of the body, twisting in the wake of the car at speed.