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’Fine Art Sails’ - Barcolana & Veneziana 2018

2018, 1 minute by Fine Art Sails
'AN EYE FOR THE BUOYS' 2013

Michael Ross whose inspired idea created Fine Art Sails continues his global adventure, this time in Italy: Sails designed by International artists were featured at the incredible 'Barcolana Regatta’ in Trieste with participation from some high level sailors, supporting the Andrew Simpson Foundation. The sails were sailing to Venice the following weekend as a display for the yacht club 'Compagnia della Vela' 2018. Over 200 boats invaded the San Marco Basin together with Fine Art and the traditional sails. The award ceremony in San Giorgio takes place Saturday, 24th November.
'An Eye for the Buoys' - the hand-painted iconic art sail, is based on my steel panel sculpture portrait 'EVE', available in a limited edition.

Read about the art sails in this Cowes Yachting Article.
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The distinction I make between art and design is that a design object is utilitarian and designed to be used whereas an art object is ‘useless’ other than being a work of art - as Pablo Picasso once said “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
David Begbie / Pablo Picasso