FABER

An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon

FABER
Acrylic, mixed media, spray paint and graffiti marker on 14oz primed acid-free canvas. 150cm x 120cm.
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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 private commission is linked to When the Fox Met the Rooster project.

An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon

An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon

An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon

An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon




An artwork of Tour de France winner Francois Faber created by artist James Straffon


All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2020.