Gerry Judah, a sculpture for the iconic Aston Martin DBR1
British artist Gerry Judah celebrates the legendary Aston Martin DBR1 with a sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
British artist and designer Gerry Judah has created a sculpture to celebrate the Aston Martin DBR1 car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed by Judah as the highlight of this year’s edition, the 31-metre-high sculpture was placed in front of Goodwood House and supports a vintage model of the famous car. The artist explained:
“This year we have a single, perfect Aston Martin DBR1, the classic British green racing sports car that stands out against the sky”.
Remember that the Aston Martin DBR1 was one of the best-known racing cars of the 1950s, first produced in 1954, it was the winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959. A DBR1 driven by British Formula One driver Stirling Moss was purchased for £17.5 million in 2018, making it the most expensive British car ever sold.
The car’s support structure, designed by Diales and manufactured by Littlehampton Welding, is made of an ‘incredibly thin’ piece of 47 tonne steel. Gerry Judah’s steel creation was designed both to support the car and to frame it, which is why it is very minimal and allows you to focus attention on the car itself.
It seems that this time too the artist has not disappointed expectations: last year he created a 52-meter-high star that shows off six Porsches, while in 2017 he made a support for five Formula One cars to celebrate the career of Bernie Ecclestone.