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Gerald Laing

(British, 1936-2011)

C-T Strokers

Edition of 150
Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil
Sheet: 23 x 35 inches (58.42 x 88.9 cm)

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Silkscreen printed in colors, from the Dragsters portfolio of five, a fine, fresh impression of the only known state, the full sheet, printed on an unidentified smooth white wove paper, with margins, signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 150 (there were presumably proofs however the catalogue raisonné does not note any), printed and published by the artist, with his chop mark in the lower left, some very faint and random time staining along various parts of the extreme edges of the sheet, otherwise in very fine condition with fresh colors, unframed.


Ingram and Halliwell no. PM 019


The title of the present work refers to the text on side of the portrayed dragster advertising stroked crankshafts produced for hot rods and other high performance engines by C-T Automotive.

Stroker kits include specially developed engine parts that lengthen the stroke of the piston within an engine’s cylinder, allowing it to travel further up and down each time. The lengthened piston stroke increases the amount of air and fuel forced into the cylinder, boosting the overall power of the combustion cycle and delivering more energy to the crankshaft, resulting in more torque delivered to the transmission and the vehicle’s wheels.


Museum of Modern Art, New York

Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh