Automobilist, the automotive fine art maker, is proud to announce a new Official License partnership with Maserati to produce and market a series of limited-edition prints. “Maserati has a rich tradition of producing cars that are distinctive, powerful, and timeless,” said Pavel Turek, Automobilist CEO. “We’re proud to partner with one of the world’s most recognisable automotive brands to produce artworks that are as flawless as Maserati’s machines.”
The first artwork in the series will be “Dama Bianca,” a Design Poster depicting the 3500 GT – or the Gran Turismo – which premiered at the 1957 Salon International de l’Automobile de Genève. This automotive masterpiece came to represent style, success, and romance in the post-war economic boom. To create Dama Bianca, Automobilist began by using archival imagery and technical data to build an exact digital replica of the 3500 GT. With this computerised model, we then textured the car – placing headlights, grill patterns, and other features on the chassis. This was followed by adding lighting layers (shadows and reflections) as well as the poster’s defining background features.
Five other artworks are already available in Maserati collection at Automobilist.com. These include three Design Posters (all featuring the 250F, which carried racing legend Juan Manuel Fangio to victory in the 1957 German Grand Prix at Nürburgring) and two Fine Art Prints (“The White Dame” and “The Lap That Made a Legend”). The White Dame recreates the day Maserati test drove the 3500 GT in the streets of Modena, Italy, and The Lap That Made a Legend memorialises Fangio’s 1957 feat. both Fine Art Prints were created using a combination of in-studio processes and on-location digital photography with period actors to generate images of historical precision.