Car Accident + Paint = Instant Art Car

Just found a great way to make an art car on the way to your next event. Get yourself a few five gallon buckets of paint and take the lids off. Get in your car and then find a way to get in car wreck and PRESTO!!!! the entire inside of the car will be covered in paint in no time. Not very efficient and cost effective in the long run but it does get the job done:)

These pictures were taken by Allan Hollister of a gnarly paint car accident on St Johns Bridge in South Africa.


Giant Shoe Art Car Kicks Butt

Giant Shoe Art Car Kicks Butt

Kang Shoe, a shoe manufacturer in China went all out and created a massive electric powered leather shoe art car that kicks some serious butt. It can carry two people up to 250 miles at speeds of up to 20mph on a single charge of the battery underneath the driver's seat. The body is made of real leather and cost about $6,500.

Once they they made it they took it out for a demo outside its headquarters in Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. Workers lined up for the chance to drive the shoe car which is 10ft long and more than three feet high.

The manufacturer created this shoe art car as a promotional tool with plans to make 40 for stores around the country.
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The Illuminated Mural

I went on an urban "safari" with a group of photographers last Sunday and took tons of new photos. One of the sites we photographed was The Illuminated Mural, a public art work in Detroit. This mural is painted on the side of a nine story vacant building near Detroit's downtown.

I love the way it seems to be raining color down the side of the building, and I love the way the bricks add texture. It's really fabulous in person and it was fun to hang out there for part of an afternoon.

Mangled Madness Rally Car - The Duck By Jaryn part 2

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

In the last installment of a StreetSafari ArtCar we showed you the Citroen 1CV. We even left a cliff hanger! How's that for blogging?

The long and short of it is that Mr Ducks, owner of the Duck, knows these cars like the back of his hand. Which he should since he hand builds these things from scratch.

So whenever he goes missing on an event we don't unduly worry. He's probably in some town somewhere repairing the Duck. Doesn't matter what it is, he can repair it 9/10. No problems at all.

Even when teams tell us in the evening "it looked terminal", short of the car being on fire, we tell them that he'll make it, and most times he turns up late into the evening looking worse for wear, looking a bit grimier, but with a great story to tell (we think - as we don't know Czech).

On this particular event, he had genuinely gone missing though. But again, we weren't too concerned as he'll pop out somewhere. Which is exactly what he did. At the end in Prague, in a proper Citroen 2CV. Which was odd. He was sporting a rather large plaster on his head as well. This can only end well.

He then proceeded to show us the following pictures. He even brought a translator for the evening.

The outcome was that when a crate fell out of the back of an Italian lorry, all the cars dived left and right, including the Duck.

But with a suspension travel in excess of 12 inches, the car simply flipped over, rolled 4 times, and spilled it's contents across an Italian Autostrada. As he was off the main route, no one on the rally had actually seen what had happened.

The Italians put him in hospital overnight before flying him back to Prague the following day. The day after he drove into Prague (not far from his home) to see us, and tell us about his great adventure.

Please be careful with your Art Cars!
By Justin Clements Street Safari 
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Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

Mangled Madness Rally Car - Art Car Central

I am too political

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Earliest Human Relatives, 2000s

Alexis Rockman, Rat Evolution, 1999

Mel Ramos, Elephant Seal, 1970

Hilary Harkness, Gallic Beauties of Yesteryear, 2001

Ruud van Empel, World 26, 2008

 Dana Schutz, Swimming, Smoking, Crying, 2009

 Alexis Rockman, Fishing, 2000

 Jonathan Wateridge, Group Series Number 1- Sandinistas, 2007

 David Salle, Angels in the Rain, 1998 

Ling Jian, Angel No.2, 2009

Qiu Jie, Portrait of Mao, 2007
Qiu's Portrait of Mao is a play on words: mao means cat in Chinese. 

Martin Kippenberger, Two Proletarian Women Inventors on their Way to the Inventor's Congress, 1984

 Wei Dong, Flag, 2006

 Rosa Loy, The Other Side, 2009

 Feng Zhengjie, Chinese Portrait P Series, 2006 

Wilhelm Sasnal, Girl Smoking (Anka), 2001

Philip Guston, Friend - to M. F., 1978

Bachmann & Banz, The Last Smoker, 2005

Alexis Rockman, Railyard, 2008

Jake & Dinos Chapman, Disasters of War No.72, 2000

Kai Althoff, Untitled, 2000 

Leon Golub, Interrogation I, 1981

Paula Rego, The Interrogator's Garden, 2000

 Shi Xinning, Yalta No.2, 2006

David Thorpe, Covenant of the Elect, 2002
Dexter Dalwood, Jackie Onassis, 2000 

 Matthias Weischer, Untitled (Interior), 2002 

Michael Raedecker, Room 5, 1997

 William Eggleston, Huntsville, Alabama, 1971

 Yin Zhaohui, Untitled, 2007

Elizabeth Peyton, Piotr, 1996

Mel Ramos, Plenti-Grand Odalisque, 1973

John Currin, Entertaining Mr. Acker Bilk, 1995

James Howard, Untitled, 2007

How we cured the plague

 Dana Schutz, How we cured the plague, 2007

Tom Sanford, The Somali Pirates vs. The USS Bainbridge, 2010

Alexis Rockman, Sea World, 2001

William Wegman, Frog Pond, 1982

Steven Dohanos,  Firehouse (Dalmatian with Pups), 1945

David Salle, Sextant in Dogtown, 1987

Peregrine Honig, Que Bella Cabela, 2008

Mystery Twins via Fantomatik

Rudi Hurzlmeier, Hühner, 2000s

 Rudi Hurzlmeier, Leda, 2008

 David LaChapelle, Destructions, 2005

 Bernhard Brungs, Blendlauf, 2011

 Martin Eder, In den Nachmittag geflüstert, 2007

 Ida Applebroog, I'm rubber, you're glue, 1993

 Maria Lassnig, Diskretion, 2006

 Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2009

 Christoph Schmidberger, Emotionally Accessible, 2007

John Currin, Constance Towers, 2009

Boris Vladimirski, Roses for Stalin, 1949

Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, Cosmonaut No.1, 2006

Andy Warhol, Moonwalk (1, pink), 1987

Robert Peluce, Invisible Ink, 2000s

 Hernan Bas, Floating in the Dead Sea with Ghost Ship Pirated by Hedi Slimane, 2003

 Bruce Nauman, Self-Portrait as a Fountain , 1966

John Currin, Hot Pants, 2010

Ed Paschke, Sunburn, 1970

 James Rosenquist, Fahrenheit 1982 Degrees, 1982
Richard Lindner, The Meeting, 1953

Jim Nutt, swell!!, 1981

Vincent Desiderio, Pigs, 2006 

 Robert Wilson, Steve Buscemi, 2004

 Gottfried Helnwein, L.A. Confidential (Cops II), 2000 

 Jonas Burgert, The Poisoner / Gifter, 2009

 Tim Burton, Blue Girl with Wine, 1997

 Michael Kirkham, Absturz, 2006

 Anton Henning, Untitled, 2006

Alexis Rockman, Romantic Attachments, 2007

Sean Landers, In the Shadows of Kilimanjaro, 1996

Anton Henning, Picasso in Manker No. 6, 2009

 Hans Broek, Superiority, 2010

 Will Cotton, Ice Cream Tavern, 2003

John Currin, Big Hands, 2010

Charles Ray, Man in Tree, 1978

Michael Kirkham, The Secretary, 2004