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Jaws dropped when Alfa Romeo revealed their Maserati-powered 8C. It was every Alfa fan’s dream: a stylish, rear wheel drive Alfa coupe legally available on U.S. soil! Because of its astronomical price tag, and because only 500 coupes were produced worldwide, the car was out of reach for most who wanted it. That’s why Alfa is giving you a second chance.
Alfa Romeo Official Art launches “The Cross and the Snake”,
an art collection by Federico B. Alliney, creator of the sceneries of
the “World of Pandora” from “Avatar” the movie by James Cameron.
Alfa Romeo Official Art meets “Avatar” and presents seven unique paintings by Federico B. Alliney which place legendary Alfa Romeo cars into imaginary worlds “painted with light”, using the most advanced digital techniques applied in today’s movie productions.
The love story between the artist and Alfa Romeo starts from when he was a boy, he say’s “in my family since my ancestors there have always been Alfa Romeo’s”.
For him the cars of the snake have always had a spiritual content which cannot be found in any other car brand, “it is as if they are animated by an own life” he says, “choosing an Alfa is a choice of faith, not merely a choice between one car or another”, “It’s as if these cars are linked to our inner self and to the essence of the earth, I have never been able to explain this rationally and from there my research continues, but these mechanical sculptures transcend the simple notion of movement, they are something vital transmitting emotions and attracts us to them”, “Their lines are always original, the simplicity of certain details which are perfectly balanced. And then there is the most perfect encounter between aesthetics and mechanics. The mechanical elements do not seem to result from an engineering exercise but have their roots in a work of art which rises above the limits of its body and its invisible aura”. This is exactly the starting point of the artist’s research: to capture le subtle connection between the object and its soul which makes its shapes vibrate.
The 2010 Saratoga Wine & Food and Ferrari Festival September 10-11 in Saratoga Springs, New York will feature Zagato, the heritage of Italian design and 100 Years of Alfa Romeo in addition to Ferrari. The 2010 featured automobile is a Ferrari 575 GT Zagato, one of six.
The event will be highlighted by a Concours and Design Seminar on Saturday hosted by Andrea Zagato, current head of the iconic design house founded by his grandfather Ugo Zagato in 1919.
On the occasion of its centennial anniversary, Alfa Romeo, the legendary Italian car maker, launches its official fine art prints collection in collaboration with Cultwork. The fusion of art, interior decoration and Alfa Romeo.
To mark a century of passion and engagement, Alfa Romeo celebrates 100 years of automotive design and culture by launching its Official Fine Art Prints Collection. Throughout its legendary history artists have recorded and pictured the industrial story of Alfa Romeo and – in celebration of this aesthetic and emotional link between car design and art – Alfa Romeo now offers Alfisti, car enthusiasts and art collectors the possibility to own and collect authentic Alfa Romeo Artworks, created by international artists and fine art illustrators.
The Alfa Romeo Official Fine Art Prints Collections expresses the passion, design and human genius behind Alfa’s legendary cars and achievements through the free language of art.
By Nick Zart
If you ever found yourself in one of those situations where you were in the right place at the right time, than you will understand my weekend. I write about electric cars these days, and together with a friend, I decided to investigate a little startup called I-DriveGreen that promotes the idea that we can drive green regardless of what we drive. As we were driving in, I was surprised to see a Maserati GT, and even more surprised to see the glorious Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione right next to it. Next to the Alfa was a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Corvette C6 Callaway and a Ferrari 430 Scuderia. I felt it was a cruel thing to show us these beauties when we were to drive boring old modern, soulless sedans. Little did I know what fate had in store for me!
I had been talking to the co-founder, JP Libert, and some race drivers the night before. We chatted about cars and of course, my love of Alfa Romeos. Next morning, before our first run, JP was talking about how we should drive our everyday mules with as much care as we would these exotics. It was becoming very painful to think about treating these floating sofas as anything but special, but I tried. He then turned to me, with a certain smile and said something like: “Nick, you like Alfas? Why don’t you take the 8C for a spin.” It would be hard to describe what went on inside at that moment. It was something like a slow dual reaction of disbelief and complete exhilaration. Take the 8C for a spin? Did I just snooze and started dreaming or is the automobile God smiling at me? (more…)
AlfaBB.com has tapped director Darren Thomas of Working Element, LLC to head an automotive concept film to coincide with Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S.. Thomas’ last film project “For My Country” was the official jury selection of the GI Film Fest in Washington DC. The project is set to begin in 2009 with a fourth quarter release.