• Jan 25, 2011
Vroom Vroom by Lorenzo Quinn – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever get the feeling that your car is little more than an oversized toy? Lorenzo Quinn evidently did. The sculptor took the very first car he ever bought – an original Fiat 500 – and transformed it into the public display of art you see here.

The installation piece features a four-meter-tall child's hand and forearm, modeled after that of his own son and crafted out of aluminum, grabbing the Fiat like a giant kid playing with a toy car.

After being displayed in Abu Dhabi and Valencia, Spain, the sculpture has now been installed on Park Lane, a swanky stretch of road in central London characterized by a number of five-star hotels and high-end automobile dealerships. This certainly ought to put things into perspective for the next noble gentleman shopping for a new motor car. Click through the thumbnails below for a closer look in our high-resolution image gallery.



[Images: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for Halcyon Gallery]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it
      • 3 Years Ago
      My first thought was: "holy crap! the had of God is delivering a ... car".

      Then I noticed it was a Fiat.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brilliant!
      • 3 Years Ago
      "...a four-meter-tall..."

      Speak American, please!
        • 3 Years Ago
        13´4" tall.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Please don't.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They are speaking American. Otherwise it would be "four-metre-tall".
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow love it. Stop-you-in-your tracks stuff. Don't think I'll be in London anytime soon though :(
      Love the look and smaller scale of the Fiat. Was arguing w/ a friend about the new Mini Countryman and how it seems to be taking Mini towards "bigger". Sad, really.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am waiting on the "Oh, that's not art, that's stupid!" or "I could have thought of that" comments that usually crop up with these art-related threads.

      I personally love.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I would like it more if it was connected to a merry-go-round engine and actually did spin, while a speaker played "VROOOM VROOOOM!"
        • 3 Years Ago
        LOL
        That sounds great.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clever. I like it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mhhhh........... rainy London...........old Fiat 500
      Not a good match, an old joke spring to my mind.

      Anyway Jokes aside, that car has more than 30 years.
      There was a time that Fiat cars were solidly built, I still see plenty of them when I go back to Italy and they still works brilliantly

      That sculpture is few blocks away from were I work, worth a visit, me think.
      • 3 Years Ago
      haha thats cool!
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