From the collection of prints by New Zealand artist, Rachael Foster.
Outer matt size: 280 x 355mm
Unframed comes in clear sleeve.
Made in New Zealand.
Titled with one of the company's many amazing commercial slogans.
"A VW goes a long way in relieving gas problems - by getting terrific gas mileage. As a matter of fact, Volkswagen can cure lots of car problems, that most cars can't. Maybe you should take two?"
Pretty compelling advertising, no? I found this old commercial from the 70s. Sounds more like something from the 1950's.
From the beach bums, hippies and social studies teachers, this overpriced classic will remain a kiwi favourite. More than 21 million Bettle's were made world wide and remains the longest running, most manufactured car of a single design.
Painter Rachael Foster likes wandering in search of coffee and is passionately committed to daydreaming. She is entirely too enthusiastic about Mid-Century fashion and cars, Art Nouveau architecture, Folk and Blues, attempting to cook, and pretending to be a food critic. When she is not doing those things, she blends paint around to create smooth Pop-style paintings.
Her formal art education began in Auckland's Rangitoto College, where she eventually began studying photography and painting. And, though a miserable and easily distracted student herself, she managed just 2 years of a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from, Elam, the University of Auckland in New Zealand, where she studied under Fiona Pardington and Judy Miller.
She’s inspired by a variety of sources, but most particularly artists like Michael Smithers, Thomas Hart Benton, and Mel Ramos. And, she’s been fortunate enough to work with some outstanding artists like John Shrewry, Minhal Al Halabi, Jimi Stewart, and Martin Horspool.
She's had solo shows in New Zealand, Australia, England and America - Art Basel Miami Beach 2015.
Her work currently focuses on the economic crafting of mid-twentieth century travel marketing art. It strives to honour the astonishing and painstaking precision of this form. We shall see when the collection gets finished.
Rachael put's emphasis on high quality materials and workmanship, ensuring that prints are on Hahnemule and of limited edition.