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When art becomes car and the car becomes art


Since 1886 Karl Friedrich Benz invented the car until nowadays, millions and millions of cars have been manufactured. Only one of them, The Volkswagen Beetle, has been manufactured more than 21 million times.

Most of cars are just that, only machines we used to move from one place to another. We use them to do the shopping. For some companies is a tool…

But some cars are more than a machine. They are a work of art by themselves. By its materials. By its design. A design which goes further than cover the engine or protect the passengers. A design born to delight the senses. Not only to be seen. But also to be touch, to be smelt… using materials and textures in the inside as metal and leather and wood.

One of this unique work of art on wheels is the Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé. With nearly 100 years on its wheels it shows how design is present in cars and make them unique.

Rolls-Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupé

But a car not only becomes a work of art by itself. The car can be also the canvas. Turning a car, more or less expensive, into a work of art.

This way, a car start to be unique, is completely different from the rest of the production.

One example of this fact are 19 Porsche 911 GT2 painted by argentinian artist Jorge Gómez and 18 more artista from all over the World. Perhaps these artista have created the fastest work of art in the World.

Porsche 911 GT2
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Until now we have seen only exclusive cars related to art. A position held by some about art

But there´s a near art, for everybody, an ephemeral art.

Scott Wade is an artist who became famous for painting in dirty cars using his brushes and car glasses as canvas.

So cleaning the dirt the work of art starts to appear. Once is finished, it last until car´s owner decide to wash it. But when it was dirty again a new work of art can be created.

In the following video you can see a sample os Wade´s work

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