Gear: New Artwork From Ricardo Santos Has Been Added To The Shop

New Artwork From Ricardo Santos Has Been Added To The Shop

Alex Sobran By Alex Sobran
December 28, 2017
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Find these prints along with the rest of Ricardo Santos’s work in the Petrolicious Shop

Have a few empty walls in your home or office that could use some color to break up the monotony of blank space? Looking to show your passion for vintage motorsport but don’t want to tape up grainy photos you’ve printed from the Internet? We feel the same way, which is why we’re always looking for new artists to add to our shop. That said, we will always welcome new work from old friends, especially when they’re as talented as Ricardo Santos.

We’ve yet to come across someone else who blends the bold artist’s perspective with our favorite racing machines of the past, but thankfully Santos is a prolific creator, and we’ve recently added a slew of new posters to his existing offerings in the Petrolicious Shop. His work is easy to identify—bold colors, unique angles, a touch of surreality in the relationship between subject and background—but that doesn’t mean it’s repetitive, just that he’s found and mastered a distinctive style. In terms of the cars themselves, his choices tend to center around ’70s-’80s race cars, and these span the range between Italian rally stars and English Formula 1 champions. There are some time-tested favorites like the Porsche 935 in this batch for instance, but even with the tried-and-trues, Santos gives them a treatment that leaves these icons looking fresh rather than derivative.

There’s a bunch here, so take a look below and pick out your favorite(s).

Porsche 956

Joest Racing ’85 Le Mans winner (New Man, black, white, and yellow), and Keke Rosberg’s 200 Meilen von Nürnberg car from ’83 (Boss, black and white)

Renault Alpine A110

Driven by Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Vincent Laverne in the 1975 Rallye Monte Carlo

Fiat 131 Abarth Rally Trio

From top to bottom: Markku Alén’s 1976 WRC contender, Markku Alén’s 1978 WRC winner, Walter Röhrl’s 1980 Rallye Monte Carlo winner

McLaren MP4/2 TAG Porsche

Niki Lauda’s third and final World Championship-winning Formula 1 car

1976 Lotus 77

Driven by Mario Andretti during the Lauda-Hunt duel season

1955 Mercedes W196

Driven by Juan Manuel Fangio to a World Championship win in the 1955 season

1993 Ligier JS39-Renault

Special Hugo Pratt livery, driven by Martin Brundle

1976 Porsche 935/76

Driven by Rolf Stommelen in the ’76 World Championship

Find these prints along with the rest of Ricardo Santos’s work in the Petrolicious Shop

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