Aesthetics – The Calder E9 CSL Replica by Peter Aylward

-October 30, 2015-

Aesthetics – The Calder E9 CSL Replica by Peter Aylward

Mike Burroughs

In 1975, BMW began the Art Car Project, which paired the world's greatest living artists with the world's greatest marque, yielding one of the most unique and eclectic collections of art and cars ever. It was Alexander Calder and the E9 CSL that initiated the series, and after completion, the car was raced in the 1975 24 Hours of Le Mans. After the race, the car was retired, and has since served as a display for one of Calder's final pieces before his death in 1976. Few photos exist of the car on the track in its vibrant colorway, but thanks to Peter Aylward, we're able to see it in action once more... Almost. This stunning replica does its part to capture the essence and colors of the astonishing piece of art.

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Comments on Aesthetics – The Calder E9 CSL Replica by Peter Aylward

  • Lumpy Idle

    Beautiful car combined with tasteful photography.

  • abrahamd1

    your photographic talent is obvious, and I’m always in favor of experimentation; but I feel these images would sing a little more if some of the manipulation was reeled in a little. It isn’t a hack job, the palette amd tone is consistent the whole way through, I just personally feel the desaturation/filtering distracts too much…

  • Miles hardy

    Be quiet! The photos are great. I’m pretty sure as everyone is, they are critical of their own work too. But they are easily good enough to showcase the car in a great light.
    It really doesn’t matter enough to have moan now does it.
    Just jealous you’re not the one taking all these rad shots probably.
    I love them and the car too.

  • thomas456786

    I honestly love these!!! The styling of it fits the image wonderfully. I would really love to see a couple of these in print!!!

  • Lumpy Idle

    thomas456786 Totally agree. Would love to have one of these shots framed in a garage.

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