It forms part of artist Daniel Arsham's portfolio of fine artworks.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will soon play host to a series of art pieces with a motoring theme.
Artist Daniel Arsham will showcase some of his exquisite sculptures at the "Arsham Auto Motive" exhibit taking place at the California-based museum from February 25. Art lovers and gearheads can come together to appreciate Arsham's incredible full-scale pieces, which are said to be inspired by his love for cars and fascination with archeology.
Several works will be on display, including a 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, a 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster, and a 2022 Porsche 911. Arsham isn't interested in recreating these vehicles perfectly. Instead, he incorporates the archeology theme by presenting these iconic sports cars in geological materials like calcite.
Furthermore, the artworks in question have an eroded look. The vehicles appear as if they have been left to rot away. Certain parts of the piece can be seen crumbling and corroding as the hypothetical clutches of time and mother nature eats away at the bodywork.
The monotone sculptures, which also include a Porsche 930 Turbo and a Ferrari 250 California, are incredibly detailed and should be a visual treat for any visitors. "I'm excited to share my work with the city of Los Angeles and its vast community of car enthusiasts," remarked the artist. "Automotive design is in a constant state of evolution and this exhibition strives to reflect both its origins and future."
Arsham has worked with an array of international brands including Dior and Adidas, but came to the attention of car lovers when he collaborated with Porsche on a rather special project. The "356 Bonsai" pictured below flips the idea of restoration on its head and, instead of hiding visual flaws and imperfections, Arsham sought to expose them. The result is an honest, classic Porsche that wears its age with pride.
It's not the first time he's worked with the German automaker, previously turning his hand to a rather unique 911 Safari.
The Zuffenhausen-based brand is no stranger to the world of art cars. Over the years, there have been some pretty spectacular gallery-worthy Porsches, including the Taycan Turbo created by Nigel Sense.
"It is evident that pop culture and the automotive sector make for an exciting, crowd-pleasing combination," said the museum's executive director, Terry L. Karges. "Daniel Arsham's talent makes a strong case that cars can inspire artistic creations while also serving as art pieces themselves."
Those interested to see the exhibition will be pleased to know tickets are already on sale via the museum's website. Arsham will also work together with the Petersen Automotive Museum to create exclusive merchandise that can be purchased at the museum or online.
The iconic shrine to all things motoring recently played host to an incredible Tesla exhibition and even launched a free education course for hopeful car designers of the future.
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