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ARTISTS’ CARS

 

Today, a car is an indispensable and universal tool. Most families in Europe and in the United States have at least one car. This situation is being raised more and more often during the debate on ecology, carbon footprint or car sharing option.

But a car is also a wonderfully designed object, whose line of masks, lights, bumpers, the play of light and shadows compliment each other. Their shape is like a sculpture, only functional. The form of the car not only comes out from the artists but also becomes an inspiration for them. Cars, both their usable character and form, become the starting point for reflection. Below we have prepared a few examples of cars created by artists, or which have become moulding material for them.

FORM

 

Damian Ortega, Cosmic Thing, 2002Xiuzhen Yin, Collective Subcinscious, 2007, Gladstone Gallery

Damian Ortega, Cosmic Thing, 2002Xiuzhen Yin, Collective Subcinscious, 2007, Gladstone Gallery

Simon Starling, Flaga, 1972-2002

Simon Starling, Flaga, 1972-2002

Pen Hung-Chih, RMB 15,000,000, 2009

Pen Hung-Chih, RMB 15,000,000, 2009

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere, 2017

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere, 2017

Gabriel Orozco, La DS, 1993

Gabriel Orozco, La DS, 1993

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Box, 2011

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Box, 2011

Erwin Wurm, Fat Convertible, 2005

Erwin Wurm, Fat Convertible, 2005

Roman Signer, START, 2014

Roman Signer, START, 2014

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Sphere, 2017

Ichwan Noor, Beetle Box, 2011

Andy Warhol, BMW M1 group racing version, 1979

Andy Warhol, BMW M1 group racing version, 1979

FORCE AND FRAGILITY

Bertrand Lavier, Dino, 1993

Bertrand Lavier, Dino, 1993

Richard Wilson, Hang On A Minute Lads.. I’ve Got A Great Idea, 2012

Richard Wilson, Hang On A Minute Lads.. I’ve Got A Great Idea, 2012

Piero Golia, (Untitled) Bus, 2008

Piero Golia, (Untitled) Bus, 2008

Roman Signer, Engpass at Aussendienst, 2000

Roman Signer, Engpass at Aussendienst, 2000

Roman Signer, Engpass at Aussendienst, 2000

Roman Signer, Engpass at Aussendienst, 2000

Cesar, Compression, 1991

Cesar, Compression, 1991

Kendell Geers, Monument to the unknown anarchist, 2007

Kendell Geers, Monument to the unknown anarchist, 2007

Paola Pivi, Camion, 1997

Paola Pivi, Camion, 1997

WAY TO USE A CAR

Roman Signer, Fontana di Piaggio, 1997

Roman Signer, Fontana di Piaggio, 1997

Piero Golia, (Untitled) Bus, 2008

Lucy + Jorge Orta, OrtaWater – M.I.U. Urban Intervention Unit, 2005

Michael Rakowitz, P(LOT) Proposition I, 2004 ongoing

Michael Rakowitz, P(LOT) Proposition I, 2004 ongoing

Michael Rakowitz, P(LOT) Proposition I, 2004 ongoing _2

Michael Rakowitz, P(LOT) Proposition I, 2004 ongoing _2