This year, as I’m sure you know, Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s a year-long party for the car under the 50 Years of Mustang campaign, and includes various events, stunts, special edition models, and tributes paid by fans from all over the world. This one here is a Ford Mustang Sculpture created by British artist Robin Bark.
The sculpture immortalizes in aluminum a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback, the original model and the only truly desirable version; the reason the car has become so famous. Bark first created the prototype in clay, then resin, and then in aluminum. The unique shape of the Mustang turned out to be a challenge, but Bark only wanted the profile to be recognizable as a Mustang and didn’t care much for details.
Bark’s Ford Mustang Sculpture will be produced in traditional fashion at a foundry in in Guildford, U.K. Each casting is polished to a finished piece that is signed and numbered by the artist and placed in a commemorative wood box. The production is limited to 500 pieces. Pricing is yet to be revealed.
“From the shark-bite nose to the long, sweeping line of the fastback roof to the tri-bar taillamps, Mustang has a quintessential profile that makes it easily recognizable to everyone on the road,” said Moray Callum, Ford vice president, global design. “Robin Bark has captured the essential nature of one of the greatest Mustangs in his sculpture, creating an object of art that appears to be fluid motion.”