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    Pierre Arpin turns metal into "immortal" art
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    We've all heard the argument that cars can't be art. As a commodity, vehicles are slaves to parameters of functionality, manufacturing and economics that simply have no bearing on traditional works, but Canadian sculptor Pierre Arpin believes that shouldn't stop car parts from ascending beyond ...

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    Official: Louis Chevrolet honored with giant chrome bust in Swiss home town
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    Sure, we think of Chevrolet as an American automaker. One of the most American, at that. But its eponymous founder wasn't born in these United States. He was born in Switzerland. La Chaux-de-Fonds, to be exact, and so to celebrate the brand's 100th centenary, it has commissioned a local artist to ...

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    Peter Lippmann's Paradise Parking shows the power of nature
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    We're all familiar with barn finds, but what happens when cars don't have barns to protect them? The results look like Peter Lippmann's photographic series, Paradise Parking, in which four-wheeled classics are shown half digested by the relentlessly hungry matron we call Mother ...

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    Official: Subaru Canada commissions brand-inspired artwork for contest
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    Subaru Canada ran a contest with the artist web site deviantART to see how wild imaginations would treat the theme of Driving Confidence. For three weeks, creators in any medium were asked to upload "original creations that celebrate the bold design, superior handling, and meticulous engineering ...

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    Artist uses rust as brush to paint cars
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    There's a thin line between patina and outright decay, and artist Bo Lundvang seems to understand that threshold all too well. He's created unique pieces of art using massive 40-inch by 20-inch sheetmetal panels wrapped in white vinyl. The artist cuts out the profile of his desired image, removes ...

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    Frank Stella's BMW M1 art car finds a new home in the Hamptons
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    Art cars are growing in popularity, with a number of automakers and their subsidiaries getting on board the trend. But BMW is where it all started. The German automaker has been at it since 1975. A good blogger's dozen of them have been commissioned for BMW over the years, and every one of them ...

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    Where some see the hood of a Porsche 911 GT2, others see a canvas
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    The difference between an artist and any other person is not about skill or ability to wield whatever instruments are required to render their work, it's about how an artist perceives things around them. So while most of us may look at, say, the front hood of a Porsche and see a hood, an artist ...

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    Finland artist gains fame for massive cow car sculptures
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    As the old saying goes, one person's trash forms the building blocks for another person's giant cow statues (or something like that). That must be the way it goes in the head of Miina Äkkijyrkkä, anyway, since she takes parts from old cars and turns them into supersized metallic ...

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    Video: Royal Enfield tank painter is a master of the art
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    No one can complain that Royal Enfield doesn't make them like they used to. In India, the motorcycle bike manufacturer is still busily cranking out machines just the way it always has, right down to their hand-painted tanks. It's difficult to fathom that once not so long ago, every motorcycle and ...

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    Report: BMW M1 art car by Frank Stella headed for the auction block
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    In a perfect world, maybe the world's top museums would have infinite space and infinite resources to acquire and display every significant piece of artistic creation they could get their hands on. But, as we are all at times painfully aware, this is an imperfect world. Which is why the ...

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    Rankin takes on the Spirit of Ecstasy in celebration of her centenary
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    Few marques are as encapsulated in their hood ornaments as is Rolls-Royce. (Which could be largely because Rolls-Royce is one of the last automakers still using hood ornaments.) Its iconic Spirit of Ecstasy, as we've been covering, celebrates its centenary this year. And as much as the Flying ...

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    Video: Ferrari F430 Scuderia turned into rolling canvas by artist Laurence Gartel
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    Laurence Gartel Ferrari 430 Scuderia – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Laurence Gartel has been involved with digital media since the early '70s, beginning his artistic exploration of computers on analog machines long before anyone else. This guy has been at it so long he taught ...

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    Street Spirit: Race car artist draws inspiration from graffiti
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    Xander Walker turns Ayrton Senna's McLaren into Street Art – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In the film "Exit through the Gift Shop", we get an inside look at the world of street art as told to us by Banksy and Thierry Guetta (aka Mr. Brainwash or MBW). This film has received rave ...

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    Ducati and Elizabeth Raab team up for ultimate garage art
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    Ducati Desmo Photography Collection by Elizabeth Raab – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Designers have been coaxing organic shapes out of cold metal and composites for generations, and while few are so bold as to recreate the bombshell lines that we saw on display in the early ...

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    If These Walls Could Talk: John DeLorean's Roman sculptures for sale
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    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 ...

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    Lorenzo Quinn's "Vroom Vroom" sculpture arrives in central London
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    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 ...

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    Maybach turns Patron of the Arts with Julian Schnabel and the Louvre
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    "Queequeq – The Maybach Sculpture" by Julian Schnabel – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no lack of automobiles created to date that you might categorize as rolling sculptures. Maybach's limousines may not be one of them, but the top-tier Daimler marque would like that ...

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    Would it have been cooler as a van?
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    Cars have earned hero status in a wide variety of TV and film roles through the years. It's rare, however, that the main ride is a van (notable exceptions include B.A.'s van in the A-Team and the Scooby-Doo kids' Mystery Machine.) Artist Brandon Ortwein prefers to imagine a different entertainment ...

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    Traffic jam puppet shows an interesting way to pass the time, All Things Considered [w/videos]
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    Superclogger – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you're on an LA freeway and traffic is especially miserable, look for a white Mazda pickup – the one with the yellow dudes in the back. What you've got is a mobile puppet show led by Joel Kyack, a Southern California artist ...

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    Yugos: Awful cars, serviceable art
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    The Yugofone and other interesting creations – Click above for image gallery
    Remember Jason Vuic's book about the rise and fall of Yugo? Apparently, the inspiration for it came from the fact that an artist was able to buy 39 Yugos for $92 each. Those Yugos were given to students at The ...

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