Lot Number
101
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"Crossing the Line, Raising the Bar" by Automobilist

Sold For $8,400

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ABU DHABI 30 NOVEMBER 2019
Proceeds to benefit the Keep Fighting Foundation


  • Proceeds to benefit the Keep Fighting Foundation
  • Depicts Michael Schumacher’s victory at the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Painstakingly produced with the highest possible level of accuracy and authenticity
  • The only example printed at this extra-large dimension

Crossing the Line, Raising the Bar
Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F1-2000
Suzuka, Japan, 8 October 2000

Automobilist
Digital print on paper
Signed and numbered
260 × 110 cm (300 × 160 cm, framed)
Approx. 100 kg

Depicting Michael Schumacher’s landmark victory at the 2000 Japanese Grand Prix, where he clinched his first Formula One Drivers’ World Championship for Ferrari and the team’s first Driver’s Championship in two decades, this digital fine art print was designed to celebrate this extraordinary accomplishment on the occasion of Michael’s 50th birthday.

Produced by Automobilist, over 1,000 hours of design and production went into creating this exceptional artwork. The work started with scouring period photographs for the ideal moment to capture. Furthermore, they sourced an original Ferrari F1-2000 along with Michael Schumacher’s original helmet from that race to be 3-D–scanned and rendered. Numerous designs were sketched to find the perfect angle to depict the track, crowd, and car all as accurately as possible. Actors were even dressed in period costumes to be photographed. The scans and photographs were digitally combined and rebuilt to render the desired image in the highest resolution possible. The final image was printed on premium Hahnemühle FineArt paper and mounted in a custom oak frame.

Proceeds from the sale of this large-format print will benefit the Keep Fighting Foundation, a global nonprofit initiative founded by his family to continue Michael Schumacher’s charitable work. The charitable purposes of the Keep Fighting Foundation include culture, education, science, public health, and motivation. Keep Fighting pursues these goals through projects that are either developed internally, with partnerships, or through direct support of other groups. This art project was developed in partnership with Automobilist and Scuderia Ferrari, and this print will be the only example produced in this extra-large format.

The ultimate addition to any collector’s wall, this unique print celebrates a milestone moment in Michael Schumacher’s career and furthermore will benefit the worthy causes of the Keep Fighting Foundation.

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