The car, a bright red Volkswagen convertible was named after Ragnar, one of the most popular Viking heroes among the Norse themselves. He was a ninth century pirate and raider who was the scourge of England and France.

By the time of this painting, Ragnar, the Volkswagen had been retired in front of its owner’s garage at Queen Street E., Toronto. The painting of the picture, started in October and finished in early December took place under a chimney and roof repair of the adjacent house. The artist wore a hard hat to protect from falling debris and drank tea spiked with rum to keep warm towards the end of the project.


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57 Minutes

Laura Marks CD 57 MinutesRagnar was used in the cover artwork of
Laura Marks’ CD “57 Minutes”.

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