Notes: A large (13-1/4 by 20 inches) gelatin silver print (black-and-white) photograph of the American racing legend Bob Bondurant (1933–2021), taken in 1965 by one of the great racing photographers of all time, Jesse Alexander. Bondurant reclines in the cockpit of a Carroll Shelby GT40 at Le Mans; he didn't finish the race but that year he did win the FIA Manufacturers' World Championship for Shelby American.
Darrin Prescott played Bondurant in a small role in the Matt Damon–Christian Bale film Ford vs. Ferrari. After his racing career, Bondurant founded a race driving school; Christian Bale learned to drive for Ford vs. Ferrari at Bondurant's School of High Performance Driving.
There is a full-page reproduction of this image in Jesse Alexander's book Portraits.
The image is signed by Alexander in ink in the lower right border of the image.
The photograph is on paper measuring 16-3/4 by 22 inches, mounted with tape along the top edge in an acid-free offwhite mat. The tape is affixed to the back (verso) of the paper only.
Edition + Condition: The image is fine, with good contrast and tonal range, from near black to near white. A terrific racing image.
Publication: (1965, printed early 2000s?).
Item No: #363058