Ron Burton 1985 Original Indianapolis 500 Program Artwork
We are pleased to offer this very rare chance to own this piece of Indianapolis history. Original artwork of Indianapolis artist Ron Burton. Used as the program cover of the 69th running of the Indy 500 in 1985.
Ron Burton was a regular face around many race tracks and was friends with many drivers, team owners and dignitaries.
The Indianapolis motor speedway commissioned local motorsport artist to compose a work to be used on the front cover for the 1985 Indianapolis 500 program. Ron decided to take a view from the back of the last row of the field down the front straightway as the starting green flag is waved. The front of the field can be seen entering into turn one under the gaze of the E stand spectators. To the left of the painting the famous scoring tower that was erected in 1959, which lasted for thirty-four years before being replaced in 1994. Above the action in the clouds is a vision of the 1911 first Indy 500 winner Ray Harroun’s Marmon wasp taking the bend.
The medium of this artwork is oil on canvas. Image size is 30 inches (76cm) x 30 inches (76cm) and comes framed in a black gloss metal frame.