Amelia Island, FL. February 29, 2008 –-Tony Sikorski, a celebrated sculptor and member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, will highlight “Duesenberg Straight 8,” along with more of his latest masterpieces, at the 2008 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on March 7-9, 2008, in Amelia Island, Fla. The 20” x 4.5” x 6” stainless steel sculpture will compete for attention during the annual AFAS art show on the fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
“The signature styles of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s have been my core inspiration throughout my career, especially the Duesenberg straight-8,” noted Sikorski. “During that unmatched era of the automobile, the Duesie was second to none. It was the ultimate expression of speed and prestige.”
Sikorski continued his tradition of capturing the power, speed and motion of classic automobiles by highlighting the lean, athletic stance and smooth curves of the Duesenberg. Set on a wood base, the stainless steel medium emphasizes the car’s legendary lines and the vintage straight-8 engine.
Commissioned by corporations and private collectors worldwide, Sikorski’s talents have been highly sought since his career began in 1963, when he won a scholarship to the Ivy Art Institute of Graphic Design in Pittsburgh. His work has earned recognition from publications such as Car Collector, Robb Report, Mobilia, Automobile Magazine and AutoWeek. In 2002, Classic and Sports Car Magazine named Sikorski one of the top 20 motoring artists of the past 20 years.