“Ford has definitely kept the muscle car alive with it's continuous production of the Mustang. With the recent retro styling by the Big 3, we've seen some impressive examples of modern muscle. I started this series with the 2010 and 1969 Camaros. I planned on doing a painting featuring the Shelby, but didn't really know what direction to take it. When the Hellcat was released, the mirage idea came to me right away. So, I had the Camaros on a rain slicked road, the Challengers in the desert with a mirage acting as a reflection, it seemed logical that my next 'mirrored' surface would be black ice! And what better cars to hug the curves and handle the slippery slopes than the 'kings of the road', the classic and modern Shelby GT500KR."- MICHAEL IRVINE
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The Ford Motor Company made a great thing even better, when in April of 1968 they added the 428 Cobra Jet motor to the GT500 — distinguishing the car with two letters, 'KR', standing for 'King of the Road'. In 2008, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the original King of the Road, Ford released the 540 hp, much sought after, retro designed Shelby GT500KR.
With spring in the air, and up for a road race-like challenge, these two Shelby GT500KR drivers take to the open road on their favorite curving hill climb. Clear asphalt can still turn to snow and ice as the elevation increases. But that's not a problem here — this is just the kind of excitement these high performance Shelby Cobras enjoy as they tear up the road and make tracks while "Snakin' Through The Snow".
Look closely at the subtle reflections — a cool color palette and the reflective surface created by a black ice covered curvy road, give us a remarkable glimpse at both cars from the front and back!
|ABOUT MICHAEL IRVINE'S REPRODUCTIONS||All reproductions are individually hand-signed/hand-numbered by artist Michael Irvine • Accompanied by signed/numbered Certificate(s) of Authenticity • Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs are embossed with Michael's Studio Seal.|
|Limited Edition Print||32" x 21" - Limited to 800. (Image size 28" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Choice of available print number. Indicate top 2-3 choices below (eg #200/800). Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular.|
|Artist Proof with Single Custom Done-to-Order Remarque||32" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 28" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarque is "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarque.|
|Artist Proof with Double Custom Done-to-Order Remarques||32" x 21" - Only 20 total APs released. (Image size 28" x 16") 10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock. Remarques are "custom, done-to-order" in pencil or painted in watercolor (your choice). Call/email Linda to discuss your Remarques.|
|Gallery Edition Canvas (All the detail—twice the size!)||59" x 34" - Limited to 50. Heavy weight, acid free, archival quality canvas. Specialty coating (see About Our Reproductions). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
|Personalized, Hand-Retouched Gallery Edition Artist Proof on Canvas||59" x 34" - Only 5 APs released. Call/email Linda to discuss custom re-touch options. Same canvas/coating as Gallery Edition Canvas (above). North American orders are shipped stretched (gallery wrapped) & ready to hang. Int'l orders shipped rolled.|
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