“Birth of a Dream” No 150/250 Limited Edition in Silver & Black Frame £850
Jack’s Gallery celebrates Lewis Hamilton’s amazing record by showcasing “Birth of a Dream”
Lewis Hamilton’s amazing achievement of qualifying for his 69th Pole Position, in the wet Italian Grand Prix and then going on to win, is indeed a dream. A three times Formula One World Champion he has had more race victories than any other British driver in the history of Formula One. Hamilton is also the only driver to win at least one Grand Prix in every season since his first season in 2007. Born in 1985 the “Birth of a Dream” began at 6 years old when his Father bought him a radio-controlled car. At the age of 13 he approached McLaren’s team principal Ron Dennis and said “I want to be racing your cars”. He was signed to McLaren’s young driver support programme in 1998. The rest is history.
“Birth of a Dream” is part of the famous “Bluebird Collection” by Jack Vettriano
This wonderful picture is part of a set of 7 paintings called “The Bluebird Collection”, commissioned by Sir Terence Conran in 1996 when he opened his Bluebird Gastrodome Restaurant in London. The Vettriano paintings were inspired by Sir Malcolm Campbell who set his final World Land Speed Record in 1935. The painting of “Birth of a Dream” features the original V-12 Sunbeam which Campbell painted blue and named “Bluebird”.
The original “Bluebird Collection” paintings were auctioned at Sotheby’s in August 2007 and made more than £1 million and a boxed set of 7 signed Limited Editions were produced in 2010 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Land Speed Record.
Jack’s Gallery now has a very rare complete set of Artist Proofs No. 6 of the “Bluebird Collection” containing “Birth of a Dream”, “Bluebird at Bonneville”, “Pendine Beach”, “301.129”, “Bluebird”, “The British are Coming”, “Daytona Diner” and the book entitled “Man’s World”.
Please phone our Henley-on-Thames Gallery for further details.