Bentley launches the ‘Belonging Bentayga’, an art piece featuring 29 different landmarks and people from all over the world.
Picture drawn from memory by Stephen Wiltshire known for his ability to draw landscapes after seeing it just once.
The Bentley ‘Belonging Bentayga’ is the third such piece of art unveiled by the company to mark its commitment to diversity.
Bentley Motors has launched the ‘Belonging Bentayga’, a unique hand painted art piece that features well-known buildings from across the world such as New York, London, Paris, Rome, Milan and Tokyo – with each side of the car representing a different continent.
The Alpine Green Bentayga Hybrid displays 29 different landmarks drawn from memory by Stephen Wiltshire, a British architectural artist and autistic savant, who is known for his ability to draw a landscape after seeing it just once.
The design also includes many drawings of people, nationalities of the world united in one design. The Bentley ‘Belonging Bentayga’ is the third such piece of art unveiled by the company to mark its commitment to diversity.
“We’re delighted that Stephen has agreed to collaborate with us to create the ‘Belonging Bentayga’,” said Wayne Bruce, Chief Communications and D&I Officer.
“This remarkable car celebrates Bentley craftsmanship and Stephen’s unique artistic genius. It’s also a key element in our Beyond100 strategy, which includes our industry-leading, five-step diversity and inclusion plan.”
Stephen Wilshire, born in London to West Indian parents, comments:
“Buildings have a way of telling a story, where you were born, your first job, where you got married, happy memories mean happy people. I have been on many travels throughout my career and what stands out for me the most are the buildings, their architecture and the people.
“I believe Bentley and the Belonging Bentayga relate in the same way, bringing people together, creating a journey, creating memories. My art has always been about existing and connecting.
“The Belonging Bentayga was a great challenge for me but I like to be challenged as it tests my ability, and it also proves that if you put your heart and soul into it, you can overcome anything. I am very proud of the finished car which in my humble opinion looks amazing!”