• $ (USD)
  • Need some help ?

Pascal Lee

A Tesla Roadster Drifts By Mars, 2019

Painting : oil 8 x 10 x 0.1 inch


Add to my favorites

Try the artwork out at home for free for 14 days

Have a question? Ask a specialist
Imagine it at home
Pascal Lee, A Tesla Roadster Drifts By Mars

About the artwork

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Some time in the distant future, "Starman" in his Tesla Roadster, bleached by radiation and dinged with a few impact craters, tumbles past Mars in the silence of deep space. In February 2018, during the inaugural test flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster, with Starman (the spacesuited mannequin) on board, was launched into a Mars-crossing heliocentric orbit. The Roadster is not expected to fly by Mars any time soon, but in the more distant future, it might experience the occasional close encounter. This painting depicts such an encounter. I find the reality of a spacesuited mannequin cruising the solar system in a sports car both wild and captivating. Elon's roadster has become an iconic artifact of our times. It will continue to orbit the sun long past our lifetimes, maybe eventually becoming one of the few human artifacts surviving our era, if not our civilization. Signed by the artist at lower right and on the back. Artist label affixed to the back. Framed by the artist in a distressed black ornate wooden frame. Frame is easily removed.
Read more
About the seller
Professional art gallery • Santa Clara, United States

Artsper seller since 2021

Vetted Seller

Dimensions cm inch
8 x 10 x 0.1 inch
Black wood ornate
Artwork dimensions including frame
10 x 12 x 0.5 inch
Unique work
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
Hand-signed by artist

Worldwide delivery

The artwork can be delivered to the address of your choice less than a week after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
Origin: United States Find out more about delivery

Free returns

If you change your mind, you can send it back free of charge, and we'll reimburse you. Find out more about free returns

Payment and Guarantee

You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer only in euros. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation. Find out more about payment
Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks. Find out more about Artsper guarantee
Pascal Lee

Pascal Lee

United States


American artists

I am a planetary scientist who loves to draw and paint. My artwork is about space and time, and our tiny yet hopeful place in their vastness. I draw and paint about our distant past, events we've survived, our profound cosmic loneliness, and where we might go from here. 

Mars is the challenge of our time. Humans going to Mars will be greatest adventure in space exploration this century. Beyond Mars, we will journey to Saturn's moon, Titan, and one day, to the stars and deep into spacetime.

I have in my garage a primitive spacetime machine in which I can, at considerable risk, visit distant worlds and other epochs. My artwork is the travel log.

Read more
Refine your search


affordable paintings