• Jan 29, 2011

John DeLorean's bas-relief sculptures – Click above for high-res image gallery

To call John DeLorean eccentric would be an understatement. Envisioning a stainless steel-bodied sports car with gullwing doors and actually bringing it to market requires no less a character.

The auto magnate had a flair for the extravagant, and to satisfy his tastes had a series of bas-relief sculptures created for his Manhattan apartment. There are ten pieces in all, some measuring up to four and a half feet across. They depict a variety of Roman-themed scenes, from children playing to a trio of nude soldiers, and are up for sale at prices ranging from $650 to $3,150. So if you don't have a modified DMC-12 to take you back in time to ancient Rome, at least you can have its creator's art collection to transport you there in your mind.



[Source: d-vers.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      A bargain for those who have so much money it doesn't mean much anymore.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yawntastic
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they are originals dating back to the Roman Era then they should be in a museum
      since they'd be of historical and cultural value. Since 'they were created' for his apartment
      then they are just valueless reminders of how eclectically tacky the tastelessness of the nouveau riche can be. Was his design consultant Hugh Hefner, Bob Guccione or
      Bernie Kornfeld?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ah, how I miss the 80's and the big-haired bimbos. This art is just window dressing from the cocaine-infused orgies of the period. Debauchery at its finest!
      • 3 Years Ago
      ugh..... fancy, boys.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They look like they're mime fighting!
        • 3 Years Ago
        I bet if you test them they will be made out of Cocaine.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Naked bodies are art. What they are doing can be porn.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That still doesn't mean we want to see it
      • 3 Years Ago
      and we all thought that he had money difficulties....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kind of disturbing the men and boys are naked, and none of the women.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Not disturbing if you know about Roman history... Heck, the women had to dress like men so the Roman men can find them more attractive. Some of them just dunno where to stick their meat stick to make a baby back then because they've been with the men in war so long...



      • 3 Years Ago
      The DeLorean is to the car world as Mark Hammel is to the acting world.
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