The Truth About Cars » Art http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Art http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Artists Come to Detroit to Paint Mural Inspired By Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry” Murals But Don’t Bother Actually Seeing Rivera’s Original Work http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/artists-come-to-detroit-to-paint-mural-celebrating-diego-riveras-detroit-industry-murals-but-dont-bother-seeing-riveras-original-work/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/artists-come-to-detroit-to-paint-mural-celebrating-diego-riveras-detroit-industry-murals-but-dont-bother-seeing-riveras-original-work/#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2013 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=665890 When I write about cars, my words are inspired by the works of Leonard Setright. While I haven’t actually read a word of what he’s written I know his writing and have educated myself about it and its significance. Just how silly did that sound? About as silly as an artist saying that he’s inspired […]

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When I write about cars, my words are inspired by the works of Leonard Setright. While I haven’t actually read a word of what he’s written I know his writing and have educated myself about it and its significance. Just how silly did that sound? About as silly as an artist saying that he’s inspired […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Art and Design at The 24 Hours of LeMons 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vellum-venom-vignette-art-and-design-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/vellum-venom-vignette-art-and-design-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons-2013/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:50:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=631010 My worst moment at the College for Creative Studies was during Portfolio Review: a presentation of one’s body of work since the beginning of the semester.  So it comes as no surprise that my favorite parts of a LeMons race is judging the artistic(?) themes of the cheaty $500 race cars in attendance.  Let’s combine […]

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My worst moment at the College for Creative Studies was during Portfolio Review: a presentation of one’s body of work since the beginning of the semester.  So it comes as no surprise that my favorite parts of a LeMons race is judging the artistic(?) themes of the cheaty $500 race cars in attendance.  Let’s combine […]

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Detroit Knows Art http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/detroit-knows-art/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/detroit-knows-art/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:30:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496168 Charles Maher, Bloomfield Hills, MI We seem to be in a bit of a museum mood, what with Thomas Kreutzer’s report on the expanded Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, NY., the continuing story about the Petersen Museum selling off part of their collection, and speculation on what will happen to the valuable art, cars and other items that […]

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Charles Maher, Bloomfield Hills, MI We seem to be in a bit of a museum mood, what with Thomas Kreutzer’s report on the expanded Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, NY., the continuing story about the Petersen Museum selling off part of their collection, and speculation on what will happen to the valuable art, cars and other items that […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo Art Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1987-volvo-740-turbo-art-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1987-volvo-740-turbo-art-car/#comments Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491436 Since I’ve built (and daily-driven) what I consider to be an art car, I’m not against the concept of an art car. The problem is that you get 100 random-beater-with-army-men-hot-glued-all-over art cars for every brilliant Sashimi Tabernacle Choir. Because affixing random crap all over a cheap car is an accepted route to a certain segment […]

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Since I’ve built (and daily-driven) what I consider to be an art car, I’m not against the concept of an art car. The problem is that you get 100 random-beater-with-army-men-hot-glued-all-over art cars for every brilliant Sashimi Tabernacle Choir. Because affixing random crap all over a cheap car is an accepted route to a certain segment […]

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Tailgate Mural Fails To Spare This Expedition From Crusher’s Jaws http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tailgate-mural-fails-to-spare-this-expedition-from-crushers-jaws/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tailgate-mural-fails-to-spare-this-expedition-from-crushers-jaws/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488640 You see a fair amount of customization among the inmates of a high-turnover, self-service wrecking yard; sometimes it’s a full-on time-capsule RX-7 and sometimes it’s the kind of thing Manny, Moe, and Jack would build after a week-long ether-and-DMT binge. Here’s a fairly well-executed, if puzzling, airbrush mural I spotted at a Denver yard a […]

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You see a fair amount of customization among the inmates of a high-turnover, self-service wrecking yard; sometimes it’s a full-on time-capsule RX-7 and sometimes it’s the kind of thing Manny, Moe, and Jack would build after a week-long ether-and-DMT binge. Here’s a fairly well-executed, if puzzling, airbrush mural I spotted at a Denver yard a […]

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Casey Shain: Turning Pure Fantasy Into Virtual Reality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/casey-shain-turning-pure-fantasy-into-virtual-reality/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/casey-shain-turning-pure-fantasy-into-virtual-reality/#comments Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:40:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483694 They say that you don’t regret the things you do as much as you regret the things don’t do. I hope the auto manufacturers are listening, because when I look at so many of the fantastic looking four door sedans on the market today, I feel a sense of regret for what they aren’t doing, […]

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They say that you don’t regret the things you do as much as you regret the things don’t do. I hope the auto manufacturers are listening, because when I look at so many of the fantastic looking four door sedans on the market today, I feel a sense of regret for what they aren’t doing, […]

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Question Of The Day: What Is The Strangest Thing You Found In A Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/question-of-the-day-what-is-the-strangest-thing-you-found-in-a-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/question-of-the-day-what-is-the-strangest-thing-you-found-in-a-car/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:30:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483689 Press fleet vehicles are full of little surprises. A rap CD with a certain word used 200 times in a three minute song. Then there are the unusual litany of condoms, leftover roaches (the smokable variety), and paternity results that no doubt tell you more about your peers than you ever thought possible. Finally, there […]

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Press fleet vehicles are full of little surprises. A rap CD with a certain word used 200 times in a three minute song. Then there are the unusual litany of condoms, leftover roaches (the smokable variety), and paternity results that no doubt tell you more about your peers than you ever thought possible. Finally, there […]

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Cʼétait un Rendezvous On Blu-Ray – A Reason To Upgrade From Betamax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/c%ca%bcetait-un-rendezvous-on-blu-ray-a-reason-to-upgrade-from-betamax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/c%ca%bcetait-un-rendezvous-on-blu-ray-a-reason-to-upgrade-from-betamax/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472377 Believe it or not, C’etait un Rendezvous is actually Claude Lelouch’s second most famous film involving motorsports – but as far as we know, Un homme et une femme hasn’t come out on Blu-Ray yet. Long the stuff of underground legend, Rendezvous gained popularity over the last decade as a cult car-guy film, eventually getting a […]

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Believe it or not, C’etait un Rendezvous is actually Claude Lelouch’s second most famous film involving motorsports – but as far as we know, Un homme et une femme hasn’t come out on Blu-Ray yet. Long the stuff of underground legend, Rendezvous gained popularity over the last decade as a cult car-guy film, eventually getting a […]

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François Bruère, Artiste Officiel Des 24 Hueres Du Mans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/francois-bruere-artiste-officiel-des-24-hueres-du-mans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/francois-bruere-artiste-officiel-des-24-hueres-du-mans/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468359 Some positions are dream jobs. Let’s say that you’re a car guy and that you like to paint and that you also happen to live in France. What could be a better job than being the official artist of the 24 Hours of LeMans race? François Bruère is that car guy and that’s his dream […]

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Some positions are dream jobs. Let’s say that you’re a car guy and that you like to paint and that you also happen to live in France. What could be a better job than being the official artist of the 24 Hours of LeMans race? François Bruère is that car guy and that’s his dream […]

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Question: What Subject Matter Will Go On Your Custom Van’s Airbrush Mural? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-what-subject-matter-will-go-on-your-custom-vans-airbrush-mural/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-what-subject-matter-will-go-on-your-custom-vans-airbrush-mural/#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461884 In the ’72 Dodge Tradesman Junkyard Find earlier this week, I referred to the iconic custom-van airbrush mural with “jousting knights battling Aztec kings in a zebra herd at the Mars Base.” All of those elements were seen on the flanks of plenty of Chevy Vans and Econolines back in the 1970s (though you didn’t […]

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In the ’72 Dodge Tradesman Junkyard Find earlier this week, I referred to the iconic custom-van airbrush mural with “jousting knights battling Aztec kings in a zebra herd at the Mars Base.” All of those elements were seen on the flanks of plenty of Chevy Vans and Econolines back in the 1970s (though you didn’t […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Toyota Master Ace Art Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-master-ace-art-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1985-toyota-master-ace-art-car/#comments Sun, 09 Sep 2012 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459486 If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you need something to drive to Burning Man, you’ll find that the glue-a-bunch-of-stuff-all-over-a-random-vehicle art-car approach will let your ride fit in just as effortlessly on the playa as the soccer mom’s Voyager blends in at the mall parking lot. I’m not against art cars (I […]

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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you need something to drive to Burning Man, you’ll find that the glue-a-bunch-of-stuff-all-over-a-random-vehicle art-car approach will let your ride fit in just as effortlessly on the playa as the soccer mom’s Voyager blends in at the mall parking lot. I’m not against art cars (I […]

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Murilee Meets MoMA: Junkyard As Art http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/murilee-meets-moma-junkyard-as-art/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/murilee-meets-moma-junkyard-as-art/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457040 Israeli artist Ronen Wasserman turned recycling into an art form. Literally. For the Ronmen TinMan design studio, Wasserman creates on-off furniture pieces from recycled car parts. Says TinMan in its mission statement: “At the TinMan studio, we are aware that the availability of raw materials is limited.” “To promote awareness of smart consumption habits and […]

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Israeli artist Ronen Wasserman turned recycling into an art form. Literally. For the Ronmen TinMan design studio, Wasserman creates on-off furniture pieces from recycled car parts. Says TinMan in its mission statement: “At the TinMan studio, we are aware that the availability of raw materials is limited.” “To promote awareness of smart consumption habits and […]

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Art Car to Daily Driver to Drag Racer: 10 Years of My 1965 Impala Hell Project http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/art-car-to-daily-driver-to-drag-racer-10-years-of-my-1965-impala-hell-project/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/art-car-to-daily-driver-to-drag-racer-10-years-of-my-1965-impala-hell-project/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 21:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395412 I put in four years and thousands of posts at Jalopnik, writing about most of my formative cars… but never once did I write the story of the car that served me longest, gave me the most miles, endured the most engine swaps, and generally laid claim to a bigger piece of my heart than […]

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I put in four years and thousands of posts at Jalopnik, writing about most of my formative cars… but never once did I write the story of the car that served me longest, gave me the most miles, endured the most engine swaps, and generally laid claim to a bigger piece of my heart than […]

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Car Photograph of the Day: Valet Ballet by Phil Waters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/car-photograph-of-the-day-valet-ballet-by-phil-waters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/car-photograph-of-the-day-valet-ballet-by-phil-waters/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:30:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387406 The Denver MCA boasts something that most museums don’t have: a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle parked on its nose outside the building. I’ve been trying to shoot a worthwhile photograph of this fine sculpture by Gonzalo Lebrija, entitled Entre La Vida y La Muerte, but I just don’t have the boss camera skilz to do it […]

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The Denver MCA boasts something that most museums don’t have: a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle parked on its nose outside the building. I’ve been trying to shoot a worthwhile photograph of this fine sculpture by Gonzalo Lebrija, entitled Entre La Vida y La Muerte, but I just don’t have the boss camera skilz to do it […]

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Sex And The Common TTAC Reader, Kinsey Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/sex-and-the-common-ttac-reader-kinsey-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/sex-and-the-common-ttac-reader-kinsey-edition/#comments Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:34:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=374823 Yesterday, we ran a story about Art Ross. Ross was the Oldsmobile Chief Designer in the post WW II heydays. He was also a prolific and gifted pornographer. Cars and sex have always been related for some reason. Did you know that in Germany, where the car was invented, “Verkehr” can mean both “traffic” and […]

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Yesterday, we ran a story about Art Ross. Ross was the Oldsmobile Chief Designer in the post WW II heydays. He was also a prolific and gifted pornographer. Cars and sex have always been related for some reason. Did you know that in Germany, where the car was invented, “Verkehr” can mean both “traffic” and […]

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The Art Of Alfa Romeo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-art-of-alfa-romeo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-art-of-alfa-romeo/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:17:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349395 Alfa Romeo has launched an official fine art collection, which can be found at www.alfaromeoart.com. With their gracious permission, we bring you this selection of some of the luscious images now on sale there. Too bad none of them answer any of the pressing questions facing Alfa today.

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Alfa Romeo has launched an official fine art collection, which can be found at www.alfaromeoart.com. With their gracious permission, we bring you this selection of some of the luscious images now on sale there. Too bad none of them answer any of the pressing questions facing Alfa today.

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