Chubb Hosts Unique ‘Ferrari In Art’ Exhibition At Salon Privé
Visitors to the Chubb marquee at this year’s Salon Privé can enjoy a unique exhibition of automobile art in addition to admiring some of the finest vehicles ever made.
‘Ferrari in Art’ – The Sporting Legacy is a new series of works by international artist Mark Dickens and has been produced in collaboration with renowned Formula 1 photographer Keith Sutton.
The collection of artworks will be on display in the Chubb marquee at Salon Privé, which takes place at Blenheim Palace 5-8 September 2019, and they are a celebration of one of the world’s most famous motor manufacturers. The display features images of some of the best-known Formula 1 drivers and their cars throughout the illustrious 72-year history of the Italian marque.
To produce the artworks, Keith worked with many of the influential figures associated with Ferrari. Drivers, owners, fans and motorsport personalities were asked to express what Ferrari means to them in their own handwritten words. More than 125 quotes were obtained this way and appear on the 25 pieces artist Mark has created.
Contributors include Piero Ferrari, Bernie Ecclestone, Ross Brawn, Nigel Mansell, Fernando Alonso and Sir Jackie Stewart as well as some of the current Formula 1 drivers and team principals such as Toto Wolff, Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. The outcome is a unique, contemporary and historical collection of Ferrari art.
Annmarie Camp, Head of Personal Risk Services, Chubb European Group, said: “As proud insurers of the Chubb Insurance Concours D’Elégance at Salon Privé for more than a decade, we try to do something different each year. The Ferrari in Art exhibition is a wonderful collection of pictures which are each as stunning as some of the real cars themselves. I am delighted we have this opportunity to display these magnificent artworks in our Salon Privé marquee.”
Photographer Keith Sutton said: “It took more than nine months to obtain the 125 handwritten quotes from the various personalities associated with Ferrari. However, everyone that I approached was genuinely enthusiastic and delighted to take part in this unique project.”
Now in its 14th year, Salon Privé is a must-attend event for any car enthusiast or aficionado. Having been invited into the Peninsula Classics Best of the BestAward, the event is now recognised as one of the top 8 events in the world alongside Pebble Beach, Villa d’Este and Amelia Island. It is an automotive Garden Party held within the grounds of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace and firmly established as the UK’s most exclusive automotive Garden Party.
Salon Privé showcases a globally-recognised Concours, and a one-marque celebration within the same event; firstly, the ‘Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance’ on Thursday 5th September comprising 50 eclectic historic cars, followed by ‘Bentley Masters by Chubb Insurance, Pirelli & Lockton Private Clients’ celebrating the marque’s 100th Anniversary on Saturday 7th September. Boodles Ladies’ Day, which is a highlight on the social calendar sits between the two on Friday 6thSeptember. The newly formed Salon Privé Classic & Supercar will now become our finale day for the public on Sunday 8thSeptember.