Acrylic, mixed media, spray paint and graffiti marker on 14oz primed acid-free canvas. 150cm x 120cm.

François Faber, aka Le Géant de Colombes (The Giant of Colombes) was a Luxembourgian racing cyclist who won the 1909 Tour de France, winning five consecutive stages [still a record]. Although born in France, his father was born in Wiltz, Luxembourg, giving François Luxembourg nationality.

This artwork features an original 1909 edition of La Vie au Grand Air  -  a French sports illustrated magazine launched on April 1, 1898.

This commission is linked to When the Fox Met the Rooster project.

All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2019.

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