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  Medium: hand-pulled lithograph
  Image size: 28 1/4" x 35 3/4"
  Edition size: 250
  Numbered Proofs: 52
  Non-Numbered Proofs: 15
  Total Edition size: 317
  Number of colors: 19
  Year printed: 2005
  Atelier: Arts-Litho, Paris
  Current Price: $ 1140 Last price on secondary mkt.
Bruno C. is a friend of Authouart's that is a restorer of antique cars. Often times when Authouart comes by to say hello, he stops to sketch some cars. As is the new style of Authouart , you can see comic strips underlying the image. The first is a copy of a comic he made when eighteen years old. The second, with the Jeep, is homage to the cartoonist Milton Canif. The third depicts the road on which James Dean had his fatal crash. The cars in the image are listed below.
In the comics:

1953 Simca Aronde (Authouartís first car)

1954 Peugeot 203

1958 Citroën 2CV (commercial)

Hanging in the air: .

Body of 1936 BMW

Second floor left:.

1950 Studebaker

1959 Vega Facel

1956 Thunderbird

1965 AC Cobra

On the hoist:.

1958 Corvette

First floor left:.

1954 Mercedes 300 SL

1956 Mercedes 190 SL

1969 Mercedes 220 SE

1961 Aston Martin DB4GT, red

Some very old cars:.

1975 Lancia Stratos, blue

1958 Citroën 2CV

1957 Citroën DS

Porsche 996, yellow

1980 Porsche 911

1962 Renault Alpine, before painting

1959 Chevrolet Impala

1958 Peugeot Triporteur


2004 Ferrari Enzo

1960 Austin Healey 3000

1963 Fiat 500, red

1960 MG Midget

1964 Jaguar E type

2000 BMW Z3

1969 Ford Mustang

On right:.

1938 Citroën Traction

Body of 1956 Jaguar XK 140

Body of Peugeot 203

Old Bently with lovers inside

Body of 1981 Buick Riveria

1958 Triumph TR3

1952 Porsche 356

On second floor:.

1954 Dina Panhard

1953 Simca Aronde

1958 Renault 4CV

1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta

1940ís Jeep

1990 BMW 535 I ( Authouart's last car)

1979 Volkswagen Bus

1964 VW Beetle (Authouartís daughter, Chloëís car)

Comics right:.

1955 Porsche Spider 550

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