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042-66 Shortcuts_SU05 Carmel Magazine 7/23/13 8:41 AM Page 7 SHORTCUTS ART Poster Ar t Popular Among Auto Enthusiasts utomotive artist Hawkinson, and Eberts for the 1956 Lincoln from poster art to fine A Ken Eberts fell further elevated them Continental MK II long art with his first in 1986. before painting it as this Since then, he's painted year's commemorative several more concours Pebble Beach Concours posters. d'Elegance poster. As a Other local car 12-year-old auto enthu- events the New York Auto Rowe's 2013 Pebble siast, he saw it debut at Beach Tour d'Elegance the car inspired his poster commemorates design work at Ford's "Today, I'm the Aston Martin centennial; really Beach sculptured, Monterey Motorsports Eberts. Reunion poster features The role of auto the red, white and blue posters has changed 1967 significantly since the 170 miles per hour Automotive artist Ken Eberts created the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance poster, featuring the 1956 Lincoln Continental MK II, for the 63rd annual event. simply a matter of publicity," says event spokeswoman Kandace Hawkinson. "They were placed on windows and walls and telephone poles, and people looked to them for basic information like the time and the date. But as poster art became a recognized collectible category, and as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance grew in stature, the posters gained value in and of themselves." Famed cartoonist Eldon Dedini took the bills from public relations piece to artwork when he created the 1966 concours poster, explains C ARMEL Chevrolet Corvette that topped Pebble Beach Concours 54 RetroAuto poster. The latest Rolex impeccable design," says "Initially, they were Layzell 911 in this year's Pebble such beautiful, simple, began in 1950. Tim showcases the Porsche proud to be portraying subtly release annual artwork. Barry Show. Ten years later, Lincoln studio. also MAGAZINE•SUMMER/FALL 2013 when raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Many spectators collect these releases, and others compile original poster artwork. Edsel B. Ford II, for example, purchased the painting from Eberts' 2003 concours poster. "This year, he was eager to purchase Ken Eberts' painting of custom- bodied Lincolns," says Hawkinson. "It so happens that the two Lincolns featured on that poster artwork were actually owned by the Ford family, so for Edsel, there was a very personal connection." —Renee Brincks

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