Sir Peter Blake pop art Bentley set to raise thousands for charity – ChesterChronicle.co.uk

A one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible will certainly be auctioned for charity in June.

Created by the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, and Bentley Motors the unique vehicle will certainly be game grabs by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Rate on June 24.

Bentley commissioned Sir Peter to deliver the world’s initial pop art Bentley, drawing on inspiration from the acclaimed artist’s celebrated profession at the forefront of the famous British pop art movement.

The motor firm has actually donated the vehicle to the Care2Conserve Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care about the world.

Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales Kevin Flower said: “Sir Peter has actually made a strikingly colourful car, encapsulating specifically why he is believed of as among Britain’s leading artists. It was a fascinating project to be section of, particularly for the skilled artisans in our bespoke Mulliner division, that worked carefully along with Sir Peter to delivering this design to life. We have actually proudly supported the Care2Conserve Charitable Trust and the hospice movement for much more compared to 25 years and so take excellent delight from donating this inimitable vehicle for such a worthwhile cause.”

Sir Peter Blake, perhaps finest known for designing the sleeve for The Beatles iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, added: “I am proud to have actually been involved along with transforming this beautiful car, and have actually enormous admiration for the people at Bentley that brought my design in to being, to make this one-off lovely car.”

A striking feature of the design is a St James Red heart motif hand painted onto a continental yellow bonnet, a symbol in-sustaining along with the compassionate job of hospices.

Bentley Motors has actually teamed up along with the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, to Make a one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible

Throughout the exterior of the car, the usage of collage – an additional characteristic of his job – demonstrates bright yet clearly defined colour.

A St Luke’s blue – a bespoke colour introduced by Sir Peter, named in homage to Bentley’s neighborhood St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice – dominates the cars iconic rear haunches, doors and boot lid, along with a British racing green lesser body, and a fuchsia pink-coloured radiator shell.

A distinctive treadplate, signifying that this is a Sir Peter Blake design, labelling ‘No. 1 of 1’ finishes the car.

These unique features have actually been delivered through Bentley’s specialist bespoke division, Mulliner.

The Sir Peter Blake design, which likewise involves a personalised playlist from the artist’s favourite music, is the second Bentley Continental GT Bentley is donating to the Care2Conserve Charitable Trust.

The Bentley By Me campaign launched earlier this year, allowing people the opportunity to donate any type of quantity from £1 to guidance transform hospice and palliative care about the world, along with the opportunity to succeed a Bentley.

CEO of Care2Conserve Andrea Ladeira said: “Bentley has actually supported its neighborhood hospice every year because it opened 28 years ago. In turn, the hospice has actually offered love, support and comfort to hundreds of people and their loved ones that are connected to Bentley. It is this fantastic care which calls for much-required funds on a wider scale, seeing hospice and palliative care across the UK and globally benefit. The end of someone’s life need to delivering dignity, enjoy and comfort the 2 to the individual that is dying and every one of those that care regarding them. We chance that this incredible vehicle will certainly deliver a enduring legacy of care. Free of the dedication of Bentley colleagues, none of this would certainly be possible.”

Using the cash raised from the Bentley by Me and Bentley By Blake campaigns, The Care2Conserve Charitable Trust will certainly job along with organisations and charities in various other countries to educate and empower them to build their own sustainable and affordable hospice and palliative care models.