A 40-knot sculpture

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03 May 2010

The RAL 5015 is an artwork by Xavier Veilhan, developed in cooperation with Austrian boatbuilder Frauscher who supplied the artist with one of the boats in its range. RAL 5015 (the name refers to a colour code) is a "monochromatic nautical sculpture," and it combines contemporary art with a unqiue motorboat design. It can be seen in a premiere showing from 27 to 30 May 2010 at Hotel Marcel Dassault in Paris (7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, on the corner with Avenue Montaigne). The work will be auctioned by Artcurial during a sale of jewellery and watches to be held at Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on 20 July 2010. The starting price is 180,000 euro.

Xavier Veilhan was born in 1963, and he currently lives and works in Paris. His art typically regards movement and transport, such as horses, carriages, and right through to cars and boats.

Frauscher is an Austrian boatyard founded in 1927, now led by the third generation of the like-named family. Their production comprises a wide range of boats featuring advanced technology in combination with hand finish. They are powered by petrol, diesel, multipower versions featuring batteries, and electric models with hydrogen fuel cells. They manufacture about 150 boats per year, and they have an extensive dealership network.

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