Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My favorite photography was formerly limited to skylines and abstract art but I've started enjoying photography of individuals. It started when I saw Robert Longo's prints at Patrick Bateman's (Christian Bale's) home in American Psycho. Longo doesn't make his work available through posters and cheap prints which has a bittersweet effect; the art isn't ruined by over-population but it's unavailable to me (for now). The latest artist that caught my attention is Rankin through his work celebrating the centennial anniversary of Rolls-Royce's Spirit of Ecstasy. Rolls-Royce commissioned Rankin to create a 100 piece collection of prints commemorating the famous hood ornament.

Their website has a small preview of his work but the whole set will be travelling around the world's museums. Pebble Beach is the closest the collection will come to San Francisco but the drive is too far for my taste. Like Longo (and Rolls-Royce cars), these prints are not readily available. On that note, make sure to check out what Rolls-Royce has going on. BMW, parent company of Rolls-Royce, recently accnounced they earned record per-car profit during the previous quarter, according to Bloomberg. Not everyone can afford the previously featured Ghost but demand for the 5-Series has been driving sales. Definitely not cheap, I'd rather skip out for the sportier 6-Series convertible.

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