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:

 

Four Roadrunners - Plymouth and Warner Bros.

Bird fuel - Fun nod to the animated classic

Table for two - Wile E. Coyote waiting for the Road Runner

Handle with caution - dynamite for another trap.

 

 

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OFFICIAL SITE OF
ARTIST MICHAEL IRVINE

plymouth Road runner car art
by artist Michael IRvine

Targeting a youthful, and perhaps rebellious market, Plymouth chose to play up the speed, agility and “catch me if you can” attitude of the ever-elusive Road Runner in it’s branding, marketing and promotion. Borrowing the name, adorning the body with decals, and even going so far as to include a horn that went ‘beep, beep,’ Plymouth succeeded in creating an image that would carry the car well into the 1970s. Touted as being economical muscle cars, these big blocks were very appealing to a young, power hungry consumer. Today, they are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Finding inspiration, as Plymouth did in 1968, from one of the most wildly popular cartoons of our generation, Michael chose America’s southwest, Monument Valley, as the backdrop for featuring these powerful muscle cars. The painting actually mirrors the creative process that began the cartoon in 1949. “[We] thought it would be funny to do a parody of chase cartoons,” said Warner Bros. animator, Chuck Jones.

The car and cartoon’s rich history were elemental in Michael’s decision to set the cars against a backdrop reminiscent of the cartoon itself. With hints and nods to the Road Runner’s stomping ground, “BEEP BEEP!” is part of Michael’s ‘American Blacktop’ Series, in which he puts you right in the middle of the action.

Michael on "BEEP BEEP!"

“I wanted to create a piece that was a fusion of the machine with the iconic location of the cartoon character it was named for. I chose to replace the animated Road Runner, with Plymouth’s version — putting real cars in an environment based on the imaginary setting of the cartoon. I didn’t want to recreate the cartoon, but bring some of its elements into the painting. So, along with the color scheme, I incorporated the monumental landscape, ‘ribboned’ highway and vanishing horizon line, along with some fun elements, like the bird seed."- 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: 36 x 24"; Image size: 32 x 20"
    10pt satin finish, acid free, museum quality stock
    Choice of available print number: Email us your top 3 choices.
    Last 3 digits of VIN numbers are popular (eg #200/800).

    Price: $1
    60.00 USD
  • ARTIST PROOF WITH CUSTOM REMARQUE (only 20 released)
    Overall size: 36 x 24"; Image size: 32 x 20"
    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: 57.5"x 36" (All the detail at more than 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: $1
    500.00 USD
  • SPECIAL RELEASE - ONLY 5 AVAILABLE
    GALLERY EDITION CANVAS with “Road Runner” (bird) Remarque
    Michael will paint the Remarque on the Canvas, adding the cartoon
    Road Runner to the action.
    For more information, click here.
    Price: $
    2500.00 USD


  • ORIGINAL PAINTING (Contact Studio)
BEEP BEEP!


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