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The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring

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Untitled (motorcycle) // Keith Haring // paint on faring & fender // 1979 // 1987 HONDA CBR1000F HURRICANE

Keith Haring was known to draw on everything from walls to streets to the NYC subway. However, one of his most unconventional canvas may be motor vehicles. At the Peterson Automotive Museum, four cars and one motorcycle painted by Haring are on view. Adorned with his iconic figures and geometric designs, Haring used his creative license to completely cover the vehicles in his designs.
FullSizeRender.jpg-17Untitled (motorized child’s automobile) // Keith Haring // marker on vehicle body // 1984 // 1962 SCAF/MORTARINI MINI FERRARI 330 P-2 MOTORIZED CHILD’S AUTOMOBILE

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Untitled (automobile) // Keith Haring // paint on vehicle body // 1990 // 1990 BMW Z1

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Untitled (automobile) // Keith Haring // enamel on vehicle body // 1963 BUICK SPECIAL

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Untitled (automobile) // Keith Haring // enamel on vehicle body // 1983 // 1971 LAND ROVER SERIES III 109 STATION WAGON

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Untitled (automobile) // Keith Haring // enamel on vehicle body // 1983 // 1971 LAND ROVER SERIES III 109 STATION WAGON

BMW

DSC00449BMW // Jeff Koons // 2010

Who says you can’t have car art? Certainly not BMW. The renowned car company BMW launched the BMW Car Art Project, inviting artists to use the car body as their canvas.  Artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney have all  participated in the Car Art Project. The seventeenth artist in the series is Jeff Koons. His bold stripes are sure to create a flash of color as this race car zooms by.

Check out all of cars created for the BMW Car Art Project! http://www.bmwartcarcollection.com/category/bmw-art-cars/

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Donate a Lego

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Calling all lego lovers! Ai Weiwei is calling for a favor! If anyone has spare lego blocks, Ai Weiwei is asking anyone to donate their pieces for his next art installation at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. His work will address freedom of speech and be made out of legos. So why is he asking you to donate a lego? After Ai was unable to obtain a bulk set of legos due to his piece’s political message, he decided to ask his fans for a little help. If you feel inclined, come by the Royal Academy in London or any of the other drop off locations. The location at the RA happens to be a cherry red 5 Series BMW. Ai also asked fans to borrow their cars to use as the lego drop box. Simply place your legos through the sun roof and wait to see what Ai creates.

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