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The Art of Speed
24th - 27th May.
The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St. WC2H 9HQ

William Lansbury will be hosting another of his motorsport-themed art exhibitions later this month, this time at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

The event will major on original posters from the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place in the Formula 1 calendar over the weekend of the 25th and 26th, coinciding with the exhibition.

Also on display, courtesy of British GT Rockingham winner Gregor Fisken, will be the fabulous Maserati 250F (chassis 2521) as driven by the legendary Frenchman Jean Behra. He wrestled this magnificent car to third in the 1956 Monaco Grand Prix, beaten by team-mate Sterling Moss and Ferrariā€™s Juan Manuel Fangio. The following year Behra would race a 450S Spyder for Maserati in the Le Mans 24 Hours - but see a one-two finish for the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar D-Types.

Artwork included in the exhibition includes all of the official Monaco Grand Prix posters from the 1930s '40s and '50s, as well as a generous array of later originals.

The organisers of the Monaco race knew from the start that their posters had the power to be more than just disposable art and employed the very best artists of the day. Falcucci's posters showed speed in the manner of the new Vorticism movement; George Hamel's were elegant Art Deco masterpieces; Ramel's 1950s images are still the pinnacle of chic. Each poster captured all the glamour and pace of the event for that specific year and collectively they had a far-reaching impact that ultimately elevated the Monaco Grand Prix from just another fixture to the iconic event it is today.

Further details: The Hospital Club