• Oct 16, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the "art" HUMMER

We're not sure what's so artistic about a HUMMER H3 with wooden wagon-style wheels, but apparently someone with a higher aptitude than ourselves has created just such an exhibit. It's parked outside the Royal Academy of Arts in London and was created by an artist named Matthew Harrison. According to the press release, he "has combined the legendary off-road vehicle with 'Wild West' wooden wheels to create a sculpture that is a mixture of art, engineering and motoring. For Harrison, "the crux of the 'Hummer' is formed by both its 'being' and its afterlife." We couldn't have sarcastically come up with a better line than that, so we'll just leave it as is. If you'd like to see this rolling sculpture in person, you can do so starting October 17 and it will be parked until the 20th. Enjoy. For another take on HUMMER art, click here.


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PRESS RELEASE:

THE ULTIMATE WAGON WHEEL

Wild West 'Hummer' artwork unveiled at Zoo Art Fair 2008

Parking wardens take note – it's not a car, it's art...
Artist Matthew Harrison today unveils his latest project entitled 'Hummer' at the fifth Zoo Art Fair (17-20 October) - a HUMMER H3 complete with wooden wagon wheels, the iconic installation will be parked on Old Burlington Road, opposite the Royal Academy of Arts for the duration of the fair.

Harrison is exhibiting on behalf of East London gallery, Limoncello, one of 57 under six year old galleries, project spaces, artists' collectives, curatorial groups and publications showcasing works from some of the most exciting art talent in the world.

Harrison has combined the legendary off-road vehicle with 'Wild West' wooden wheels to create a sculpture that is a mixture of art, engineering and motoring. For Harrison, the crux of the 'Hummer' is formed by both its 'being' and its afterlife.

Corin Richards from HUMMER comments:
"Similar to HUMMER, this sculpture really is like no other. As well as being built for action, the H3 certainly has a unique, iconic style. We were thrilled to be approached by Matthew and glad to be supporting his work at the Zoo Art Fair."


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      Jon Russell
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mark my words, thin wheels will make a comeback...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Jon Russell
        what do you mean "thin"
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is what dubbers might as well do to their cars.....

      Legendary offroad vehicle? lol hardly
        • 6 Years Ago
        dubbers? nothing but stretched tires with massive tuck
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if it drives? It would be fun to see those steel wheels spin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some might call this "art." I call it bullshizzle!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So would those be called 22"'s?
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least now the tires are as high tech as the rest of it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know how you like to talk as if you know
      everything autoblog, but maybe you shouldn't
      criticize art unless you know what you're talking
      about. It's pretty easy to explain the point of this one,
      Wagon wheels=ancient, backwards, old-fashioned.
      So Hummer=backwards, ancient. Basically, he's
      saying that Hummer is as advanced as a Conestoga.

      Also-the wagon wheels look cool.

      • 6 Years Ago
      This is closer to art than the piss Jesus.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could pull ALLL the amish girls with a ride like that
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's the rest of the Car called?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oopps! Actually it's the H3..."Doc" Emmett Brown BTTF III Ed....
        • 6 Years Ago
        C'mon AB...seriously...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I may sound like a total snob, but I think the 'art' is the contrast between the new off-road machine Hummer and the old-school wooden wheels from yesterday's off-road machines.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Ultimate Amish G" ROFL +1
        • 6 Years Ago
        this belongs in a Amish country


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      • 6 Years Ago
      In a way, this eye-sore can now promote that it does actually believe in recycling.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wonder what effect that'll have on slalom times and stopping distances...
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