Gallery honours founder with Historic Grand Prix pop-up exhibition

Photo: Facebook Galerie Birch Monaco‎
Photo: Facebook Galerie Birch Monaco‎

Galerie Birch will mark this weekend’s Grand Prix de Monaco Historique with an evocative exhibition featuring vintage cars from the Golden Age of Americana.

Just as the streets of Monaco will be transformed into a homage to the beauty and speed of vintage automobiles, so will the walls of Galerie Birch in this celebratory Pop Art Pop-up Exhibition, which opens on Friday May 11.

Founder of Galerie Birch, Børge Birch, had a special place in his heart for the Grand Prix de Monaco, which he attended on a number of occasions from his home in Denmark. Now his daughter, Anette, owner of Galerie Birch Monaco, has decided to honour the event with a pop-up exhibition featuring artworks by Danish artist Ole Ziger.

Ziger has a love of all things vintage, including cars. His style has a distinct sense of style and humour, often placing well-known cartoon figures in unexpected settings; Donald Duck lost in Times Square or Betty Boop on the backseat of a Harley Davidson. Ziger’s paintings are a celebration of the golden age of Americana and advertising with a twist of pop culture.

The exhibition at 17 rue Basse in Monaco-Ville will open on Friday at 11am.

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