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Arizona | Lot 104

Silver Arrows vs. Scuderia Ferrari Watercolor by Alfredo de la María, 1988

$3,300 USD | Sold

United States | Scottsdale, Arizona

22 January 2021


Alfredo de la María
Watercolor on paper
30.5 × 24.5 in.
1988

Enzo Ferrari once said that “race cars are neither ugly nor beautiful. They become beautiful when they win.”

Surely this sentiment rang true after his team's first defeat at the hands of the legendary Silver Arrows of the late 1930s. This fantastic depiction by Alfredo de la María captures the raw power of an Auto Union Type C outpacing the Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 35, with a Mercedes-Benz W 125 looming in the background. De la María wonderfully illustrates the end of Scuderia Ferrari’s grand prix success against the Auto Union’s quick rise to power and Mercedes-Benz’s imminent motorsport dominance.

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