Monday, September 16, 2013
The history of cars and vintage car memorabilia has always captivated Jacques Vaucher, a Frenchman who began collecting vintage auto art in 1973. His Vintage Auto Collectibles now listed and sold at www.arteauto.com, include car posters, model cars, antique hood ornaments, badges, pins, medallions, books, auto programs, car magazines, sculptures, signs, banners, plaques, photographs, car posters, prints and paintings make up one of the largest collections of auto memorabilia in the world. l’art et l’automobile is where you will find Jacques’s featured artists like Razzia displayed in his vast gallery at www.arteauto.com. In an age when most poster art is computer generated, Razzia is one of the world’s only modern day poster "artists". During the Golden Age of posters, before television and certainly computers, advertisers employed the best artists they could find to make interesting and unique renderings of the product they wished to sell or advertise in order to impact the market and stand out from their competitors with a strong image. In most cases the artist would produce a painting which when approved would be lithographed with the appropriate text. Razzia still conceives his posters from an original painting, a technique not common in this day and age. He began his incredible artwork in the 1980’s, and the legacy continues to this day. Razzia’s biggest client is Louis Vuitton that commissioned him for all the special events they sponsor around the world including the Louis Vuitton Cup sailing competition and numerous Concours d’Elegance of automobile. Other clients for which he has worked include Stetson Hats (their 2000-2001 advertising campaign), Lancia Automobiles, L’Oreal, International Prêt à Porter Feminin (France), Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Harrod’s, the Nice Jazz Festival, the City of Deauville, several brand name Champagnes and several restaurants in Paris and New York. Collectors around the world include Elton John, Jackie Collins, and Michael Caine. For more information on current posters available by Razzia visit www.arteauto.com. You will also find classic automobile badges, automotive pins, and racing medallions in Jacques’s gallery and if you are trying to find a rare Monte Carlo participant's badge or the perfect St. Christopher medallion, l’art et l’automobile at www.arteauto.com has huge selection of radiator and grille badges, lapel pins and medallions to suit every need, including a great selection of British Motorcycle clubs badges. Jacques has searched high and low for those hard to find, classic auto racing trophies so you don't have to. l’art et l’automobile, located at www.arteauto.com,is where you will discover a unique selection of auto racing trophies from an 1908 Clement/Talbot Trophy Board, and trophies won by racers such as E.D. Martin and Richie Ginther . If you’re searching for that perfect one-of-a-kind gift for your Motorcycle or Bicycle Enthusiast, l’art et l’automobile located at www. arteauto.com, you will find rare vintage bicycle head badge collections, a late 20's lithograph of The Motorcycle Racers by Geo Ham, dozens of rare vintage motorbike club badges, plus vintage racing posters, and even a Peter Fonda autographed Harold Cleworth, Easy Rider, Together Again original painting. Jacques Vaucher continues to add to his rare, vast and unique collection, searching the world over for the most hard-to-find auto memorabilia items to display and share at l’art et l’automobile located on www.arteauto.com.