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:

HOT NEW CHALLENGER

CHECKING THE TIME

COOL REFLECTIONS

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

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OFFICIAL SITE OF
ARTIST MICHAEL IRVINE

Not since the early 70s has the release of a new car sparked so much anticipation and excitement.

The re-birth of the muscle car has enthusiasts and collectors putting in their orders months in advance and in some cases, paying over sticker price, just to ensure they are one of the first to own one of these retro styled instant classics.

It's that sense of urgency that has these owners, willing to subject their 440 Six Packs and Hemi Challengers to the rain as they wait patiently on the first delivery day of the 2008 models. It's early, the sun is just cresting over the horizon and the dealership, lit up to show off it's latest release, "opens at 8:00."

Michael on "Opens At Eight"

When Amos Automotive commissioned me for this painting, they only had two requests: keep the piece simple and include both the new and classic Challengers. I chose the wet early morning outside the dealership, because I really wanted to get across the feeling of excitment about these cars. On this early morning, it will take more than a little wet weather to stop these enthusiasts from being the first to take home the new Dodge Challenger. For those fortunate enough to own a vintage model, the chance to see their car in front of the dealership that displays their newest purchase is too much to resist.- 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: 22 x 28"; Image size: 16.5 x 24"
    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: 22 x 28"; Image size: 16.5 x 24"
    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: 35"x 50" (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 (Sold)

OPENS AT EIGHT


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