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The Porsche art cars: paintings on GT2 bonnets
20 September 2011 12:44
Can you tell what it is yet? Yes, it's Porsche's answer to BMW's art cars.
A new art exhibition opens today at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, the Colección Goméz. But instead of using canvasses to display their wares, a collection of enterprising South American artists has used the next most obvious medium: the bonnet from a Porsche 911 GT2.
GT2 artwork: the fastest paintings in town!
There are 24 works of art, curated by Argentinian Jorge Gómez, a fan of art and Porsches. The results you can see before you.
Nineteen artists were involved - including Pablo Atchugarry, Rogelio Polesello and Jorge Ferreyra Basso - and they used a variety of materials, such as acrylic, enamel, mosaic tiles and a compound more usually associated with Porsche, burned rubber. No sign of any carbon anywhere, though.
Porsche art on the move
According to Porsche, Gómez occasionally takes the Porsche art bonnets and bolts them onto his own 911 GT2. So if you see a widowmaker fishtailing wildly on the B660, it might not be Ben Barry getting his fix of sideways. It might be visual poetry in motion.
Colección Goméz is open from 20 September 2011 to 8 January 2012, between 9am and 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday. More details at www.porsche.com/museum.