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[Original Airbrush Portrait of Race Driver Cale Yarborough]

750.00
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[Original Airbrush Portrait of Race Driver Cale Yarborough]

750.00

A stunning, original photorealistic airbrush portrait of NASCAR great Cale Yarborough, the source artwork for a circa-1990 Busch Beer point-of-sale promotional poster (a copy of which is included). Executed by an obviously skilled though anonymous commercial artist and acquired by us from the estate of a St. Louis advertising executive long-involved with the Anheuser Busch Companies. 


A native of rural Timmonsville, South Carolina, Yarborough retired one of the winningest drivers in the history of NASCAR though is perhaps best remembered for a post-collision fist fight with Bobby Allison during the 1979 Daytona 500. '79 was the first year for the sport's marquee race on national television and an epic blizzard across the northeast had an inordinate number of viewers indoors and in front of their televisions. The 'race is widely considered a turning point for the sport and the Yarborough-Allison fight, a throwback to the sport's rough-and-tumble beginnings in the South, is specifically credited with drawing the attention of millions of otherwise non-race fans. 


A finely executed portrait of a modern Southern folk hero and a visceral primary source marketing representation of the emergence of one of the South's most prominent 20th Century exports. 

ANONYMOUS : [Photorealism]. [Original Airbrush Portrait of Race Driver Cale Yarborough]. [St. Louis, Missouri]: (1990). Original airbrush paint portrait on art board. Image area approximately 18" x 16 1/4" (board approximately 24" x 20"). [WITH] Printed poster of image with advertising text, etc... Artboard with masking tape about edges. Trace blemish about upper left hand corner of painting, else near fine.

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A stunning, original photorealistic airbrush portrait of NASCAR great Cale Yarborough, the source artwork for a circa-1990 Busch Beer point-of-sale promotional poster (a copy of which is included). Executed by an obviously skilled though anonymous commercial artist and acquired by us from the estate of a St. Louis advertising executive long-involved with the Anheuser Busch Companies. 


A native of rural Timmonsville, South Carolina, Yarborough retired one of the winningest drivers in the history of NASCAR though is perhaps best remembered for a post-collision fist fight with Bobby Allison during the 1979 Daytona 500. '79 was the first year for the sport's marquee race on national television and an epic blizzard across the northeast had an inordinate number of viewers indoors and in front of their televisions. The 'race is widely considered a turning point for the sport and the Yarborough-Allison fight, a throwback to the sport's rough-and-tumble beginnings in the South, is specifically credited with drawing the attention of millions of otherwise non-race fans. 


A finely executed portrait of a modern Southern folk hero and a visceral primary source marketing representation of the emergence of one of the South's most prominent 20th Century exports. 

ANONYMOUS : [Photorealism]. [Original Airbrush Portrait of Race Driver Cale Yarborough]. [St. Louis, Missouri]: (1990). Original airbrush paint portrait on art board. Image area approximately 18" x 16 1/4" (board approximately 24" x 20"). [WITH] Printed poster of image with advertising text, etc... Artboard with masking tape about edges. Trace blemish about upper left hand corner of painting, else near fine.