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Benjamin Freudenthal Artwork

Benjamin Freudenthal Artwork

Large PVC - Canvas Garage Art

Benjamin Freudenthal

French artist, Benjamin Freudenthal, lives and paints in the Bordeaux region of France.  In 2019, Benjamin received the honor of designing and painting the poster for the Essen Technica Classica Show in Germany; he is now working on their 2020 poster.

His large ‘Garage’ pieces depicted below are from special, mainly car events over the last century.  He chose to reproduce them on PVC after he was exposed to new technologies  allowing the images to be dyed into the surface.  While not suggesting it, he assures that one could throw a bucket of water on the image without any ill effect.

8 eyelets for hanging, delivered in carton tube - water resistant - anti UV varnish - can be cleaned if necessary.
This PCV cover is ideal if you want to decorate your garage, a brewery, a show room.

Porsche 356, Mille Miglia 1957

Porsche 356, Mille Miglia 1957
250cm x 150cm / 98" x 60"   
PVC span cover - $1,250
Porsche 356 during the 1957 Mille Miglia Race

La Dolce Vita, Pescara Grand Prix

La Dolce Vita, Pescara Grand Prix
235cm x 150cm / 92" x 60"    
PVC span cover - $1,250 
The 1957 Pescara Grand Prix in Italy.  The pilots get ready on the start grid when suddenly a beautiful blond haired girl appears.  She's followed by an ugly little dog.  Joachim Bonnier gets an eyeful scratching his ear.  Scarlatti leans nervously on his Maserati, Stirling Moss is wondering, "who is this?"  But this young woman is Anita Ekberg and there is somebody who knows very well what to do.  Federico Fellini!  He stands close to Marcello Mastroanni and Claudia Cardinale on the left in the background.

Le Mans 1971, Porsche 917’s

Le Mans 1971, Porsche 917’s
250cm x 150cm / 98" x 60"   
PVC span cover - $1,250
1971 le Mans race with the legendary Porsche 917
This painting is a tribute to the pilots who arrived second: Mueller and Atwood (GULF) and finished quite far from the winners.  Marko and Lennep (MARTINI).  But these last ones are on their way to beat the absolute speed record of Le Mans:  222,304 km/h - This record will remain unbeaten for 39 years!  The Porsche 917 is considered by many specialists as the best race car of the seventies.  Some even call it the "race car of the century".

La Rigazza Di Monza

La Rigazza Di Monza
200cm x 135cm / 78" x 53"    
PVC span cover  $1,100
It's 1968 in Monza.  Stupor in the paddocks, a young girl taunts the mechanics and the ominous Enzo Ferrari while climbing on Jacky Ickx's Ferrari 312.  Everyone looks open mouthed at the beauty who is posing.  It does not trouble the Belgian champion Jacky Ickx at all.

Indiana Jones, “Don’t Call Me Junior”

Indiana Jones, “Don’t Call Me Junior”
90cm x 90cm / 50" x 50"  
PVC span cover      $995
Depicting Sean Connery and Harrison Ford from the famous trilogy, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade".  Indy's vain attempts to convince his father to have some respect for him.  The hilarious disputes and the phlegmatic behavior of the father in the most desperate situations make this due irresistable.

Rock’n Roll Pit Stop

Rock’n Roll Pit Stop  
200cm x 150cm / 78" x 60"    
PVC span cover     $1,100
This unusual composition shows the British race driver, Stirling Moss, during a pit stop while competing for the 1957 Italian Grand Prix (Monza).  After an engine failure, his teammate Tony Brooks gives his car to Moss, allowing Moss to win the Grand Prix, outstripping Juan Manuel Fangio.  The painting shows the close relationship between the spectators and the race pilots.

AC Cobra & Boeing Stearman

AC Cobra & Boeing Stearman
250cm x 137cm / 98" x 55"     
 PVC span cover - $1,250
AC Cobra in the Monument Valley
Illustrated by a fantasy race, this painting is a tribute to the American Dream and the Hollywood pictures.  The AC Cobra, an outstanding racecar is seen here challenging a Boeing Stearman - the aircraft which harassed Cary Grant in "North by Northwest".

Le Mans 1955

Le Mans 1955
237cm x 150cm / 93" x 60"      
PVC span cover - $1,250
June 1955 during "Le Mans", Mike Hawthorn (Jaguar D type) and Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes 300 SLR) are too fast for Eugene Castelotti (Ferrari).  A few hours later, a tragic accident forces the Mercedes team to stop.  Finally, the young British driver wins the race, a victory with a bitter taste.

The Day That Ascari Dived Into The Port

The Day That Ascari Dived Into The Port  
235cm x 150cm / 92" x 60" PVC span cover - $1,250
May 22, 1955.  After the last qualifications, Ascari pulls himself out of his Lancia D50.  Suddenly, Grace Kelly appears between incredulous pilots and mechanics.  The beautiful actress holds her little Chihuahua in her right arm.  In the middle of the crowd, a bald little man scrutinizes the blond woman who will become one of his movie stars.  It's Alfred Hitchcock, accompanied by Cary Grant, who is preparing his next thriller, "How to Catch a Thief".  On the right, Eugenio Castelotti whispers to Fangio that he is falling in love again.  On the left, you can spot Stirling Moss and Mike Hawthorn.

Jaguar E-type & Tiger Moth

Jaguar E-type & Tiger Moth
244cm x 150cm / 96" x 60"  
PVC span cover     $1,100
a duel between an E type Jaguar and
a Tiger Moth biplane!

Vincent Rider - John Surtees

Vincent Rider - John Surtees
200cm x 150cm / 79" x 60"    
PVC span cover    $950
A spectacular composition with John Surtees on a "Black Shadow"

Ton Up Girl

Ton Up Girl
100cm x 80cm / 50" x 50"  
PVC span cover     $950
Ann Margret at the Ace Cafe


Life-Size Example Of Wall Art
Life-Size Example Of Wall Art



Catalina PBY-2
250cm x 150cm / 98" x 60" PVC Span Cover $1,250
We are in 1938. This beautiful PBY-2 Catalina under Navy colours takes off in the early morning. This legendary seaplane has dominated the skies and the oceans for several decades. This painting is inspired from another painting made by Roy Cross, a great British Aviation and Marine artist.

Corsair F4U-7 Approaches the Arromanche
250cm x 129cm / 98" x 50" PVC span cover $1200
A Corsair fighter has to make a difficult landing on the Arromanche aircraft carrier, facing the wind... and the sun ! The aircraft shown belongs to the 12th Fleet which was equipped with Corsair F4U-7 fighters.


Boeing B17E# 'Wolf Pack'
250cm x 150cm / 98" x 60" PVC Span Cover $1250
After a mission in Germany, these fortresses of the 100th Bomb Group return by flying over the Alps. "Wolf Pack", The fortress in the center is badly damaged, but manages to return to base in Northern England


Mustang P51C Tuskegee Airman
200cm x 150cm / 78" x 60" PVC Span cover $1100
A large-format escort mission! "Buddy" Lee Archer and
his teammates bring home a badly damaged Flying Fortress


Giacomo
150cm x 150cm / 60" x 60" PVC Span Cover $1100
Giacomo Agostini and Mike Hailwood are considered to be the all time greatest Motorcycle Champions. “Ago” was fast. He rode the 350 and 500 MV Agustas which were the best bikes of the '60's. He won eight World Championships. In this scene, we are at the 1965 Tourist Trophy where Agostini ended third while Phil Read won the race. Agostini signed the original painting when visiting the artist during the 2018 Paris Retromobile


Hollywood Boogie
249cm x 150cm / 98" x 60" PVC span cover $1250
Dean Martin Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and family, Sean Connery, Marilyn and Alfred Hitchcock are coming down the stairs of a TWA Lockheed Starliner. If you search well, you'll find the artist.


On the Road to Salinas
250cm x 125cm / 98"x 60" PVC Span cover $1200
On September 30, 1955, James Dean and his mechanic Rolf Wutherich are on their way to participate in a race in Salinas. Weather is good, the 466 road is free of traffic. James Dean drives a bit too fast and he is given a ticket by the Californian Highway Patrol. Just 4 hours later, a Ford Sedan car suddenly drives across the highway in front of the oncoming Porsche, and James Dean is killed instantly.


Steve McQueen, the Great Escape
200cm x 150cm / 78" x 150" PVC Span cover $1100
The greatest motorcycle ride in cinema history. McQueen, whose idea was the escape jump, was forbidden to do it by the studio. A champion motocross rider made the jump shown in the movie. Following, a very upset McQueen, proceeded to do the jump five times. Incognito by borrowing the motocross riders leathers, his anonymity was retained


Boeing B17E# 'Wolf Pack'
250cm x 150cm / 98" x 60" PVC Span Cover $1250
After a mission in Germany, these fortresses of the 100th Bomb Group return by flying over the Alps. "Wolf Pack", The fortress in the center is badly damaged, but manages to return to base in Northern England.