artists re-visualize the rolls-royce ghost with scale models for charity
artists re-visualize the rolls-royce ghost with scale models for charity artists re-visualize the rolls-royce ghost with scale models for charity
may 21, 2015

artists re-visualize the rolls-royce ghost with scale models for charity

artists re-visualize the rolls-royce ghost with scale models for charity  
all images courtesy of rolls-royce




every automobile enthusiast had a stockpile of scale models when they were young. rolls-royce requested twelve artists to create artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the rolls-royce ghost, for a one of a kind collection. the model cars have been transformed to create a unique selection of one-off art pieces by artists: maggi hambling, richard wentworth, gavin turk, mark wallinger, j j adams, sam taylor-johnson, charming baker, natasha law, angela palmer (seen above), andrew salgado, stuart semple and yinka shonibare. the artworks, donated by the contemporary artists, will be on show from may 20 to 25, 2015 at the rolls royce motor cars london in berkeley square to raise funds for breast cancer care.

‘one in eight’ by charming baker




london artist charming baker, explains his thinking behind the artwork ‘one in eight’, ‘it is important to me that the work I produce for this brief is relevant to the subject matter we’re dealing with. one in eight women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. so I have set the car in a clear block of resin, suspended in the middle of the block – floating, pristine. the block has been drilled 16 times, in a very orderly and simple grid pattern. fourteen drill holes pass through the clear set resin only, two pass through the resin and the model car. it is a sculptural piece which looks very simple, but with an underlying reference to the huge numbers of people who are touched by breast cancer in the UK each year.’ the rolls-royce collaboration will conclude with a private auction at the royal automobile club on june 30, 2015.

mark wallinger


sam taylor


richard wentworth


andrew salgado




maggi hambling


gavin turk






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