The second oil in the Racing noir series is entitled
and sees gentleman gangsters using bribery and the bait of two alluring femme fatales to secure the jockeys services in a coup.
In the background a rearing horse is seen; a reminder once again that it isn't possible to bribe the horse in on the deal; or perhaps a warning as the sign says "danger; horses". Also the 'way out' sign and 'ladies' sign remind the viewer the choice of temptation is always with the individual.
The models for the paintings were former point to point jockey and now Bizarre magazine model Ceri Cushen and London fashion and fine art model Eliza C.
The nostalgic seductive fashions of mink coats and seam and heel veiled hats and cigarettes for ladies, and trilbies covert coats and sharp suits and handlebar moustache of the cad are celebrated as well as the lampooning of the idea it is possible to fix racing.
The lust in the previously uncorruptable veteran jockeys eyes is plain to see; as is the more street wise villainy for financial bribe of the younger jockey who for good reason is reminiscent of one of the Dead End kids.
Comes accompanied by the signatures and lip prints of models Ceri Cushen and Eliza C if required.