Celebrating 100 years of “Spirit of Ecstasy” Rolls Royce commissioned a unique collection of 100 portraits, inspired by the Flying Lady, to the renowned photographer Rankin.
We’ve featured some of the images from the gallery before, and here’s a few more for your viewing pleasure. The complete gallery of 100 images will be unveiled for the first time to the public during an exclusive Spirit of Ecstasy reception at the Rankin Gallery in Los Angeles on 17 November.
So if you are into artsy fartsy stuff, make sure to go and check it out. We will try to post as many of the portraits as we can get here for those who can’t make it to the show.
The exhibition will feature 80 of the full set of 100 portraits, with a further selection available to view at the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 18 – 27 November 2011.
Rankin’s exploration of the contemporary Spirit of Ecstasy incorporates a variety of themes: power, the beauty of age, intrigue and mystery, speed and whirlwind blend with materials, fabrics and paint to create a stunning array of photographic portraits, with global appeal. The work features women of a range of ages and cultures, each chosen for their symbolic representation of the femininity, grace and mystery of the Spirit of Ecstasy