1971 Mercedes AMG 300 aka Red Pig

“1971 Mercedes AMG 300 aka Red Pig”, 48″x48″, acrylic on canvas.

This Mercedes AMG 300 is a very famous race car as it finished 2nd place in the 24 Hours of Spa in 1971 (something that no one thought it could do). It is really a story of not listening to the doubters, and just going with your gut. I love those underdog stories, don’t you? Many racing enthusiasts love this car and what she represents. She was a challenge to paint, but I’m really happy with how she turned out.

I am honored that this painting is a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2020 Exhibition. There are almost 5,000 entries from over 80 countries around the world. It is a thrill to have my work included among the best in the world. 

A big THANKS to Jae for his wonderful reference photo. Check out his Instagram.

Available through Abend Gallery 

© 2020 by Shan Fannin