New Limited Edition Porsche Prints From Manu Campa Have Arrived In The Petrolicious Shop
We did a film on Manu Campa back in 2015, and in the background of our interview with the artist and his VW Beetle, a few of his paintings were visible. They caught our eye and many other, and few years later we’re happy to add a selection of prints by Manu to the Petrolicious Shop. Each is limited to 50 copies (signed and numbered as you’d expect), and since these are reproductions of Manu’s original paintings, they are an affordable way to add some high-end handmade style to your blank wall spaces that have been begging for something to do.
Manu was born in Madrid, and after graduating with a fine arts degree from Complutense University of Madrid (one of the oldest universities in the world, and one of the most respected in Spain) he began to pick subjects for his artwork. Animals gave way to bicycles, which became urban landscapes—specifically his neighborhood in Malasaña. He eventually found his way to classic cars, which had been a separate interest of his until he began to incorporate his love for vintage motors and bodywork into his painting. With his attention focused on automobiles, Manu developed a style that is at once realistic and also clearly done by hand, with a keen eye for the way light reflects off of curved panels of steel and aluminum and fiberglass.
We are excited to add Manu to the collective of artists whose work we carry in the Petrolicious Shop, and we will be adding more of his prints in the future. To start, we’ve selected this collection of Porsche pieces, which feature some iconic machines like the first Carrera RS, the modern legend that is the GT3, the widow maker, and a group of 356s and a lone 911S for good measure.
Porsche Carrera RS [LINK]
The original RS road car. Often copied, extremely influential, Porsche’s lightweight and steroidal version of the original “longhood” 911 has continued to inspire automotive design and sports car philosophy to this day, such was this car’s ability to shift paradigms. Manu’s depiction features the iconic ducktail wing and the most popular color for the road car, simply called “Light Yellow.”
Porsche 991 911 GT3 [LINK]
The GT3 line began with the 996-generation of Porsche’s famous sports car, and since then the circuit-targeting model has gained a dedicated fanbase and seen plenty a track day. Here, Manu paints the scalloped and center-piped rear end of the last GT3, wearing Qatar plates in a subtle nod to how far Porsche’s reach has grown since they opened up the barn doors in Austria for the 356’s first drive on public roads.
Porsche Turbo “930” [LINK]
Does the 930 need an introduction? No. If you’re reading this you know all the cliches, all the stereotypes of the turbocharged 911 that bites back. The wide hips are the perfect place for Manu to play with his signature reflections, the black base color beautifully interrupted with swirls of distorted light.
Porsche Club [LINK]
You don’t have to have a garage stocked with 356 Speedsters and 911Ses to enjoy the way they look in each other’s company.