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Open Roads, August | Lot 171

"Red Mountain" Watercolor by Christopher Woolley, 2012

$630 USD | Sold

United States | Louisville, Colorado

28 July - 4 August 2021


Red Mountain
Christopher Woolley
Transparent Watercolor
Painted in 2012
22 × 30 in. (33 × 41 in., framed)

Red Mountain depicts Ducati factory rider Greg Tracy racing to a 2010 Heavyweight Motorcycle division win and 2011 rookie and overall Motorcycle Division winner Carlin Dunne; both are riding Ducati Multistradas. Greg’s victory on the factory bike was won the last year before the course was fully paved. Carlin’s victory came on a demo bike taken from the dealership floor, painted flat black with dayglo yellow numbers and raced beating the Ducati factory team. Dunne’s 2011 rookie victory set a new motorcycle record that year for Pikes Peak at 11:11.3.

Artist Christopher Woolley’s love of the Ducati motorcycle and the Pikes Peak Hill Climb inspired him to create this painting in 2011. The Spider Grips Ducati team also loved the painting and asked Chris to provide exclusive prints of Red Mountain for the team in 2012, celebrating the Ducati victories.

In 2019, to the heartbreak of everyone of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb family, Carlin Dunne lost his life racing on Pikes Peak. He was within sight of the finish line well on his way to setting yet another record on a factory Ducati. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Carlin Dunne Foundation.

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