Rolls-Royce Ghost Miniature Models for Breast Cancer Care
The Rolls-Royce Ghost Miniature Models are designed to support breast cancer care.
These mini Rolls-Royce car are something auto enthusiasts will battle about to collect. They will love to collect miniature models of their favorite cars and brag about their collection with pride.
The company is attracting people with a collection of twelve unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The car manufacturer has lured twelve leading artists and made them give shape to one-of-a-kind collection, for the simple reason to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care.
Among the artists Rolls-Royce has work with for this miniature models are Maggi Hambling, Richard Wentworth, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, JJ Adams, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Charming Baker, Natasha Law, Angela Palmer, Andrew Salgado, Stuart Semple and Yinka Shonibare.
They have worked upon the model motor car to roll out an extraordinary collection of one-off art pieces. Each creation rolls out the respective artist’s views in form of the mini yet majestic.
London artist Charming Baker explains the thinking behind his 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.”
Richard Carter, Director of Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, spoke about the artistic take on the auto world.
“This revered group of contemporary artists uses Rolls-Royce Ghost models to create thought provoking works, all of which will be auctioned to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care. This has been an exhilarating collaboration which promises to raise valuable funds for a very worthy cause.”
These spectacular artworks will be on show for auction preview starting 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square.
The collaboration will conclude with a private auction at the Royal Automobile Club on 30 June 2015.
The miniature cars are something all kinds of collectors will battle about. Many would want the unique work of the artist, while others will want the miniature cars just for their size.
Doesn’t matter for what reason they decide to purchase the Rolls-Royce cars, what matters is that all the money will go to Breast Cancer Care.
What would be your reason? Do you like the idea?