- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
Over the years we’ve seen a fair share of killer automotive art, but the depth and breadth of automotive geekery in these chalk drawings we’ve stumbled across is just too good to not share with our fellow enthusiasts. In total 99 variations are available, showcasing a range of iconic cars including everything from the Lamborghini Miura to more outlandish models like the Lotus Europa and Alpine A310. Available in a range of sizes from 17.7″x12.6″ for $49, up to a more substantial 35.4″x25.2″ for $169, these artworks are printed on metal plates with a matte finish, which works particularly well for these chalk-style designs. Whether you’re sprucing up the den, office, or the automotive shrine in the garage, these will make a fine addition. The only question remaining is who is the enthusiast/buyer for a chalk drawing of the 2011 non-SRT version Dodge Charger? Fun fact, it’s described in the artwork as follows:
“Reclaimed” is one of those buzzwords that’s come along in the last year or two to described mundane things like dead wood that’s been turned into a high priced consumer good. Think of a tabletop made from “reclaimed wood” and sold at a premium in a bougie furniture store and you get the idea.
Carhenge, Nebraska’s remarkable automotive replica of England’s Stonehenge, has been a proud display of automotive greatness and whimsical art for 24 years. Jim Reinders, the man behind the fantastic creation announced that Carhenge and its land will now be up for sale, with an asking price of $300,000.
A simple city intersection in Berlin turns into a painted canvas, thanks to a “guerilla art project” that splashed paint onto the wheels of hundreds of passing cars.
Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh—whose name already sounds like a work of art—gained inspiration from seeing spilled cans of paint trampled by bicycles and footprints on the sidewalk, and possibly this highway accident. “Because I work a lot in a public space it feels that I am painting reality,” he said. “I am not a painter but my work always feels like I am painting reality myself and the world myself.”
He planned the artwork carefully with his buddies from his chess boxing club, which apparently is a real thing—he tested on a bicycle first to make sure the environmentally-friendly, rain-washable paint would look good and not leave the road slippery, which would have been an entirely different guerilla project.
After all their secret tests were completed, the team dumped the paint from bicycles onto the intersection and snuck off to avoid police suspicion. A video camera from a fourth-floor apartment overlooking the intersection captured everything—including the police officers and firefighters who descended upon the intersection, taking samples of paint back to various laboratories.
The art piece took place over a year ago, but Rubingh waited for the statute of limitations to expire, and is now only releasing the footage. His hard work is now your entertainment: click the jump to see this artist’s efforts.
[Source: Toronto Star]
Németh also filmed the assembly line with BMW’s permission, as well as presenting spoken testimony from accident survivors. Despite BMW’s involvement, they did not finance any aspect of the work. However, they did label the 5-Series as “a crashed BMW as a tragic hero.” Nice try, Aeschylus.
What will Manhattan look like in 2030? Get your multipasses ready, because Audi has an idea—it’ll be green, multicultural, and certainly involve four rings.
Opening at the New Museum at the Bowery, the exhibit brings designers, architects, and artists together to form a unified vision of what life will be like in less than 20 years, with five prominent New York architecture firms concentrating on one section of the island. The exhibit features a 1:1200 rendering of the Manhattan of 2030, with an Inception-like rendering of the island folding upon itself.
Well here’s something different. If you just so happen have to be stuck with a minivan, you might as well get a luxurious one that looks cool, right? Mercedes-Benz recently released the Viano Van in Europe and German tuning house A.R.T. is releasing a Viano tuning program for early next year.