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Vauxhall breathes new life into retired tax disc

Vauxhall breathes new life into retired tax disc

As part of the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair the Luton-based manufacturer is aiming to give the soon to be retired tax disc a new lease of life.

After 93 years of adorning windscreens up and down the UK, Britain's leading artists are turning tax discs into limited edition artworks once they become obsolete on 1st October.

Vauxhall is encouraging UK motorists to celebrate the demise of the tax disc by turning the space into a motoring gallery through a range of bespoke artworks.

The series of limited edition tax disc holders, called Pretty Taxing, have been produced by artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Mat Collishaw, Sarah Lucas, Jessica Albarn, Gary Hume, Ian Dawson, Abigail Lane, Ian Monroe, Matthew Barney, Don Brown and Georgie Hopton.

The eye-catching designs reflect each artist's signature styles - from Sir Peter Blake's iconic pop prints, to Pam Hogg's rock and roll fashion motifs. Each piece in the series includes a certificate of authenticity and a circular artwork which are both hand numbered with their edition number. The specially designed packaging is also hand numbered on the outside and the circular artwork comes inserted into the Pretty Taxing tax disc holder.

Each artwork is printed on archival quality art paper using light fast inks to ensure enduring quality and vibrancy. The holders stick to any glass surface, so you can continue to display them on your windscreen or at home.

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair founder and curator Karen Ashton said: "Windscreen adornments are somehow intrinsic to the iconography of the car, now you can curate your own windscreen with custom made limited edition artworks from Pretty Taxing!"

Denis Chick, director of communications at Vauxhall Motors said: "Don't leave your windscreen naked, 'disc'over Vauxhall Motors' Pretty Taxing project. The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is always about the unexpected and making art accessible. The Pretty Taxing series of tax disc artworks are an eye-catching in-car accessory, giving people the opportunity to take their artwork on the road with them."

Pretty Taxing artworks are available from £40. Buy yours now here.

by: Rebecca Chaplin