Rack n' Roll

The building comes from the medieval town of St Paul de Vence, in the South of France. I placed the architectural structure on top of an old car called the “deux chevaux.” This classic French car took its name from its two horsepower engines. It was my older brother’s very first car. The maximum speed was 50 miles an hour on a flat surface. You could roll the rubber top off like a can of sardines and feel the wind in your hair. If you look closely, you can see through the grill that a girl is playing pool inside the engine.



Thomas Barbèy prints are developed in a traditional-chemical based process. Note these are not ink jet prints.

Sepia Print: Kodak Professional EnduraMetallic Paper. This gallery grade print has a glossy finish and metallic appearance that creates exceptional visual depth. The print stability is 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Kodak Inc.). Sepia prints are numbered and hand signed by Thomas Barbèy.

Black and White Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper. It has a matte finish with a stability of 100 years in typical home display and 200 years in dark storage (as reported by Fuji). These prints are available as an open edition and not signed.


We use the finest wood available. The wood is given a look of forged, hammered metal. It looks like an old pewtered mug one would find in an European castle. The frame will fit well with a contempory environment or a traditional home. The finish is neutral with a width of 2 5/8" and Rabbet 5/8".