The thrill of it, 'School House'Regular price £550.00
© Rachael Clegg
The Thrill of It / Milestones series
Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity
The Story / In 2008 sidecar passenger Martin Hull was sent to hospital with an eye infection and advised by doctors to withdraw his race entry, such was his condition. His team withdrew the entry but then, on the eleventh hour, Hull was told – on race day – that he could, after all, race. So, desperate to get back , the Yorkshiremen ran back to the start wearing nothing but his hospital gown. But on the last lap he hit the kerb at Schoolhouse, smashing his visor into his face. In spite of the dramas Hull still finished with a silver replica.
Rachael Clegg’s photography series The Thrill of It is one of gritty naked glamour and celebrating the pursuit of motor racing in all its thrilling, unadulterated glory. Clegg’s black and white nude images illustrate historical stories from the Nürburgring’s and TT’s combined history of 212 years (the Isle of Man TT started in 1907; the Nürburgring’s first race was in 1927).
Rachael Clegg has carved out a unique art form for herself, fusing fact and imagination to create bold, often absurd images which are almost always accompanied by text. A trained journalist with an art-school background, Clegg’s work embraces journalistic curiosity with unshackled creativity.
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