Inside the Art

As with most of Michael's work, it's all in the details.
And this painting is no exception. You'll have to look closely to spot the subtle reflections and hidden images. Here are just a few:

DRAG STRIP LEGENDS

SIGN OF THE TIMES

A SHOW FOR THE FANS

VINTAGE TRANS AM CAT

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ARTIST MICHAEL IRVINE

Mercury Cougar Painting

On any given Sunday in the late 1960s—early '70s, you could visit the nearest drag strip and cheer on your favorite drivers as they showcased their talents a quarter mile at a time.

Cougar enthusiasts are treated to a special show as this Sunday brings out the best of the breed. From Boss-powered Eliminators to XR-7s, from GT-Es to vintage racers, they've all come out on 'Top Eliminator Day.' At the track are two legendary racers, Fast Eddie Schartman and Dyno Don shooting it out, while the infield plays host to the Classic Cat show.

Michael on "Elimination Round"

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Mercury Cougar and I really wanted to create the ultimate Cougar tribute painting! A while back someone emailed me a couple of shots of their cars. When I saw how they were parked, I instantly thought of a drag race ... a street race actually ... but as I did my research I learned a bit about the cars' racing history. The track, drag strip icons and the rest of the setting evolved.- MICHAEL IRVINE

    • Limited Edition reproductions
    • Individually Signed/Numbered by Michael Irvine
    • Embossed with Michael's Studio Seal
    • Certificate of Authenticity


  • LIMITED EDITION PRINT (only 800 produced)
    Overall size: 28 x 22"; Image size: 24 x 17.5"
    10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock
    Choice of available print number:
    Email us your top 3 choices - the last 3 digits of
    VIN numbers have been very popular (eg #200/800).
    Price: $1
    50.00 USD
  • ARTIST PROOF WITH REMARQUE (only 20 released)
    Overall size: 28 x 22"; Image size: 24 x 17.5"
    10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock
    Call or email Linda with what you'd like as your Remarque.
    Price: $500.00 USD

  • GALLERY EDITION CANVAS (only 50 produced)
    Size: 49x36" (All the detail at twice the size!)
    100% cotton, acid free, archival quality canvas, stretched & ready to hang. Accompanied by two Certificates of Authenticity - Authentic Giclée and Authentic Michael Irvine Reproduction.
    Price: $1500.00 USD

  • ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING (Contact the studio)
ELIMINATION ROUND


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