Chequered Flag, Rockingham 2002

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Collection Brief
'Trading Paint' is a racers' term which refers to the high speed grazes and impacts that result when light contact is made with another car. Heeps is keen to use this expression to reflect the painterly quality of these images. In these terms many of the photographs on display here initially evoke the paintings of the futurists whose own fascination was speed and mechanisation. Others have echoes of abstract expressionism and pop art. However, what at first glance appear as paintings to be leisurely reflected on have their meaning overturned as soon as one reads the title. When confronted with '#96 Chevy Monte Carlo' 'Wall IV' or 'Tyre Rub III' all associations are immediately drawn back to the moment of impact. The photographs were created at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, a banked 1.5 mile oval raceway that is the home of ASCAR racing in the UK. In Heeps' photographs, the pigments from the bodywork, tyres and wheels create their own shapes and edges expressions of the 170mph impacts and the experiences of the racing drivers at the UK's fastest circuit. There has been much debate since the invention of photography as to the truth of images contained in photographs. Is the image simply a 'copy' of what is before the camera lens, a direct reflection created as a result of the chemical change that occurs on the surface of the film as it is struck by light? Or does the very action of photography result in a highly mediated and significantly altered version of whatever is depicted? These pictures simultaneously lean towards both of these stances. We are left in no doubt that the camera has aestheticised these signs of impact but we are equally certain that very real impacts took place.

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Size Guide & Artwork Description

Size Guide

Sizes may vary slightly from image to image as we make each composition from the negative individually, either showing Richard's signature ragged edge (white border) as he prints full frame or showing the film rebate (black border) often showing the film make. Where the image size varies we adjust the window mount in order to maintain a frame size so like for like sizes can hang together.

Format Stated Photographic Size Image Size cm Image Size Inches Mounted Size mm Mounted Size Inches Framed Size cm Framed Size Inches Price Unframed Price Framed
Browser 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm

9.5''x12'' 17.5x27cm 8.5''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Rectangle 6x7

9.5''x12'' 21.5x26cm 8.5''x10.25'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125

Square

9.5''x9.5'' 21.5x21.5cm 8.5''x8.5'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £75 £125
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Square

11''x16.5'' 28x44.5cm 11''x16.5'' 380x518 15''x20.5'' 41x54x3.5cm 16''x21.5''x1.5'' £100 £150
Square 11''x11'' 28x28cm 11''x11'' 380x380 15''x15'' 41x41x3.5cm 16''x16''x1.5'' £100 £150
Tape 11''x17.5'' 28x45cm 11''x17.5'' 380x550 15''x21.75'' 41x57x3.5cm 16''x22.5''x1.5'' £100 £150
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 16''x20'' 34x51cm 13.5''x20'' 525x660 20.5''x26'' 55x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x24''
B x1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
Rectangle 6x7 16''x20'' 42x51cm 16.5''x20'' 584x660 23''x26'' 60x70cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x27.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
Square RH 16''x20'' 45x45cm 18''x18'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£180 £260
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Square HH + Space 20''x20'' 48x48cm 19''x19'' 584x584 23''x23'' 60x60cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
24''x24''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£270 £350
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Tape 43x59cm 17''x25'' 525x750 20.5''x29.5'' 55x77cm
Bx3.5cm
Wx5cm
22''x30.5''
Bx1.5''
Wx3''
£200 £295
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
20''x24'' 39x58cm 15.5''x23'' 575x735 22.75''x29'' 60x77x5cm 23.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395
Rectangle
6x7
20''x24'' 48x60cm 19''x23.75'' 635x735 25''x29'' 67x77x5cm 26.5''x30.5''x5'' £300 £395
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Square 24''x24'' 61x61cm 24''x24'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495
Vinyl 27''x27'' 63.5x63.5cm 25''x25'' 735x735 29''x29'' 77x77x5cm 30.5''x30.5''x5'' £400 £495
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Rectangle
6x9 or 35mm
30''x40'' (shifting to 24''x32'') 61x93cm 24''x36.5'' 818x1090 32''x42'' 85x112x5cm 33.5''x44'x5'' £445 (£500 on secondary sites) £595
Rectangle 6x7 30''x40'' (shifting to 24''x32'') 61x75cm 24''x30'' 818x952 (or 970) 32''x38'' 85x97x5cm (or 100) 33.5''x39''x5'' £445 (£500 on secondary sites) £595
Tape 30''x40'' 60x94cm 23''x37'' 777x1090 30.5''x42'' 80x112x5cm 31.5''x44''x5'' £445 £595
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Rectangle 6x9 or 35mm 32''x45'' 76x109cm 30''x43'' 940x1280 37''x50'' 98x130x5cm 39''x51''x5'' £1000 £1295
Rectangle 6x7 32''x45'' 76x94cm 30''x37'' 940x1120 37''x44'' 98x115x5cm 39''x45.5''x5'' £1000 £1295
Square 32''x32'' 76x76cm 30''x30'' 940x940 37''x37 98x98x5cm 39''x39''x5'' £1000 £1295

 

Artwork Description

Conventionally all our framed work is dry-mounted onto aluminium. This ensures a very flat image surface in the short and the long term. The prints are matted (window mounted) using a museum quality 100% cotton rag board especially manufactured to be compatible with the C-type archival Kodak photographic paper Richard uses. He makes the prints in his own dark room. The print sizes are taken from traditional photographic paper sizes. Traditionally with photographic prints they are signed and numbered on the back, they can be signed on the front of the mount by request.