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2019-07-08 06:00
Leather classic

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Alan Dent, artist extraordinaire with his innovative special talent of carving his art into leather, has added a full range of automotive subjects to his artistic offerings.

His unique collection includes family cars, race cars, off-road, super cars, classics and Formula 1

Dent, with nearly 40 years of experience, achieving numerous successes for his work both locally and internationally over the years, is the only known artist in South Africa to work in leather - meaning that he models all the details of his subjects into cowhide leather and then colours them with artist acrylic paints, offering both unpainted leather and fully painted options.

In recent years Alan has added the automotive category to his portfolio of subjects.

After creating a number of car works, the bug really bit him and he added a full range of automotive subjects to his portfolio including race cars, classics and portraits of motoring legends such as Enzo Ferrari, Ayrton Senna and Carrol Shelby.

This resulted in dozens of mind-blowing leather works, most of them commissioned by manufacturers, private car owners and classic collectors:

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