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“That Flag Is Mine”
- New limited edition Fabio Napoleoni print to benefit Operation Motorsport
- Celebrating the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196 R Streamliner
ORLANDO, FL – June 15, 2022 – Renowned artist and long time Operation Motorsport supporter Fabio Napoleoni announced today the official release of his newest art piece “That Flag Is Mine” in the Operation Motorsport series. This is the fifth print in the Operation Motorsport series, which all began in 2017 with “We are One” (2017), followed by “In the Spirit” (2018), “Cream of the Crop” (2019) and “Miles 1” (2021).
Fabio Napoleoni is an international artist who is known for his splendid colors and engaging characters in his artwork. What the Heart wants, and the Heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating characters invite you into an emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the Heart all created by Fabio Napoleoni.
Fabio Napoleoni’s art “That Flag Is Mine” once again celebrates the use of motorsports in recovery and the strength and resilience of our service members. As Fabio explained it, “So In searching for a Mercedes I decided to search the 50s and 60s since those are 2 decades that art and style where at a high. The second I caught a glance at the “silver arrow” I knew that was the one it just exudes beauty and class”.
On July 4th of 1954, the W196 with the streamlined body, finished in silver with the three-pointed star, made its racing debut at the Reims-Gueux circuit in France driven by Juan Manuel Fangio, Hans Herrmann, and Karl Kling. Fangio finished first followed very closely by Kling.
The W196 and the 300SLR sports-racing cars proved unbeatable, winning every Sports Car World Championship race entered except Le Mans from which the team was withdrawn when running 1-2. On October 16, 1955, Stirling Moss and Peter Collins won the Targa Florio in Sicily, earning the Sports Car title.
Released this month to coincide with the anniversary of the debut of the 1954 W196 Streamliner, and carries Operation Motorsport’s signature race entry number “22”, signifying the number of service members and veterans who take their lives every day in North America, there will be a limited numbered run of Artist’s proofs (AP 19) and Signed & Numbered (SN 54) prints, signifying the year of the Mercedes-Benz W196 racing debut (1954). The APs will come with a painted red heart in the white border and both prints will have the 5 year celebration logo.
These will be exclusively available through Fabio’s website store; by clicking here.
Open editions (OE)will be exclusively offered through the OpMo website store by clicking here.
The proceeds from the sale of these limited and open editions will directly benefit Operation Motorsport. The Foundation provides recovery opportunities through motorsport immersion and diversionary therapy to ill, injured or wounded service members and disabled veterans, to aid in their recovery and rehabilitation. Fabio is proud to support this worthy cause and is excited for the official release of this art in support of Operation Motorsport and what they do to help deserving beneficiaries.
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