GPF 146G

by Robert Oxley

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The car chase from 1969 movie The Italian Job is probably one of the most famous ever made – and now two of the original Minis have been captured by leading artist Robert Oxley this piece carries the number plate from the classic white mini GPF 146G.

Painted using Oxley’s distinctive ‘drip’ style they create a dramatic image that shouts speed and movement. Oxley is normally associated with his dramatic depiction’s of wildlife painting Lions, Gorillas,Tigers, Pandas and more traditional Stags and Otters.

They used 16 cars in the film but they were all scraped and left in Italy. Only these three boxes came back to England. There wasn't much in them except for the lamp bars, bonnet straps and lots of small bits. But most importantly the original number plates and log books were there.

The registration numbers each tell their own story from the 1969 film: HMP 729G stands for Her Majesty's Prison and the prison number of Charlie Croker (played by Michael Caine).
LGW 809G is the return flight number to Gatwick the gang were meant to catch and GPF 146G stands for Grand Prix Flag.

GPF 146G by Robert Oxley

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Acrylic On Canvas
Image size: 122 cm × 61 cm
Finished size: NA
Edition size: Original
Year of release:
Signed by the artist Robert Oxley
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