“I was really impressed with the retro body styling of the Challenger when it was first released in 2008. Dodge really nailed it, right down to the available paint colors. Now, 7 years later, they've done it again, and even better. At 707 hp, the 2015 Hellcat is an impressive beast that's easy to like. Whenever I see an example of this modern muscle on the road, I think how awesome it is that although the cars are technologically advanced and computer enhanced, they have remained true to the original pony car look — short rear deck, long hood and large aggressive front grill. Modern muscle cars like the Hellcat bring together the past and the future, and ignite excitement among car enthusiasts young and old!"- MICHAEL IRVINE
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A mirage is an optical phenomenon by which an image appears displaced of its true position as a result of spatial variations. On a hot desert road it is caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. The image appears real and even possible.
In this vivid and dramatic painting, Michael takes you to an open stretch of highway in Joshua Tree National Park, where two divergent desert ecosystems come together — the Mojave and Colorado. It's at this meeting point where a stunning mirage captures the aggressive lines of two distinct, and yet reminiscent, Dodge big block beasts — the powerful 2015 SRT Hellcat and it's classic predecessor, the 1971 Challenger RT 440 Six Pack. High impact colors and the illusion created by the mirage, give us a remarkable glimpse at both cars from the front and back!
Where these two distinct yet similar forces meet, both natural and built by man ... there appears one "Helluva Mirage".
Featured on the cover of Mopar Collectors Guide.
|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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