The House of Rolls-Royce marks 115 years of luxury partnered with world-renowned contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas to create a one-off Red Phantom with all the bells and whistles of a truly bespoke luxury conveyance commission to benefit the global AIDS charity (RED).
First sketches of the red-themed creation were revealed by the world’s leading luxury manufacturer seven months ago at the Sotheby’s Galleries in New York City. The Bespoke Phantom will be unveiled at a gala event at the One Thousand Museum in Miami, on Wednesday 4 December, as Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s launch an exclusive online auction which will run until 13 December 2019 on sothebys.com. With proceeds going to benefit (RED), the global AIDS charity.
“I am honored to collaborate with such an esteemed group of partners as (RED), Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Sotheby’s and RM Sotheby’s in the global fight to end AIDS,” said Thomas. “To be able to share my creative vision in a way that impacts such a noble cause feels powerful and inspiring to me and I am sure to the ultimate winning bidder.”
You can’t expect anything less from the Bespoke Design Collective in Goodwood, England. The exterior features the Red Phantom has a bespoke paint finish of Crystal over Magma Red, which comprises of minute particles of crystal that are captured in the final layers of the paint. The handcrafted bespoke interior in Brilliant Arctic White leather carries on the red theme with Mugello Red highlights and piping, the iconic “Shooting Starlight” headliner also in Mugello Red, and Red Regatta Sails highlighting the instrument panel.