Indimenticabile Gilles: 7 lithographs by Antonio de' Giusti
The series consists of seven lithografhs to celebrate the unforgettable talent of Gilles Villeneuve. The first shows Gilles Villeneuve in the cockpit of his no.27 Ferrari, and the others show his six Formula 1 victories: F1 GP of Canada, South Africa, USA West, USA East, Monaco and Spain.
"I loved him", with these words Enzo Ferrari ends the chapter dedicated to Gilles Villeneuve in his book "Piloti, che gente...". The most loved F1 driver still lives in the seven tables Antonio De'Giusti wanted to dedicate to him on the tenth anniversary (1992) of his victories gained during a too short career.
The complete work, consisting of seven unpublished lithographs, hand pulled on FA5 50% Cotton Fabriano paper, was printed in only 200 sets, and comes in an elegant portfolio in red silk cloth. Every lithograph, numbered and signed by the artist, measures 49 x 65 centimeters (about 25 x 19 inches).
Single lithographs are available for sale (see below for links).
Gilles Villeneuve, portrait.
1978 Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, 08 October 1978
1979 South African Grand Prix, Kyalami, 03 March 1979
1979 USA West Grand Prix, Long Beach, 08 April 1979
1979 USA East Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 07 October 1979
1981 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 31 May 1981
1981 Spanish Grand Prix, Jarama, 21 June 1981
Antonio De' Giusti biography
Born in Vicenza in 1925, De'Giusti moved to Bologna at a very early age where he studied etching under Giorgio Morandi and subsequently received his diploma from the Academy of Art.
His relation with Enzo Ferrari were quite intense and extremely prolific. He did all the covers and page arrangments for all the yearbooks from 1952 to 1960, various sales catalogues, the 1980 calendar, and the cover of the book "Piloti, che gente" (1987 ed.).
He was responsible for a large number of covers for Autosprint magazine and Autosprint Anno, as well as various San Marino Grand Prix posters during the 80'. He also worked for others, including Renault, Weber and Pininfarina. Since most of his work was with manufacturing concerns and newspapers, very little of it is found on the market, which makes it extremely interesting for collectors.