Thibeault, Le Sauteur and Lafrance Etched Porsche Art Cars to be Featured Offerings at Russo and Steele’s 16th Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction Event!

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This came across my desk the other day and thought it might be of interest to some of you…

Scottsdale, Arizona (July 6th, 2016) – Given its timeless and unique “form follows function” styling, Porsche’s evergreen 911 stands today as one of the finest expressions of automotive design. In short, its unique form is rightly considered to be true artwork that somehow manages to consistently defy time and space and remain relevant with each successive generation. In that vein, the Art Cars Project, a leading-edge collective or artists in cooperation with the Musée National des Beaux Arts du Québec (National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec), traces its genesis to 2003 with a vision for the great Canadian artist Claude Le Sauteur to bring an old Italian coffee maker to life with inspiring artistry. While he was already occupied, the idea resurfaced when he received a formal proposition to elevate a green Porsche 911 into mobile artwork. After several months of reflection, Le Sauteur took on one of the finest projects of his career. The unique, painted artwork applied to each car was the culmination of a painstaking process involving proper preparation of the vehicle surfaces, integration of the artwork with the car’s three-dimensional shape and its unique bodylines, and doing all that while ensuring the new finish is as durable and ready to withstand the test of time as the car itself that serves as the painter’s canvas.

Art comes in all forms. The automobile is no exception. I found this auto imagery so cool, even after all these years… Enjoy!!

About the Author

Bill West
The founder and director of several art and sculpture related marketing companies along with their companion websites. Bill West is all about Art, Sculpture. Music, Architecture, Technology and items that move like cars and all motion related cool - all things Spatial. Bill West first became involved in the visual communications industry in 1972. Starting with a Craft store, then moving into commercial and fine arts store and both wholesale and retail as well as publishing our own 300 page catalog. That morphed in as gallery and large custom picture frame operation. Soon after that we ventured into drafting and engineering supply company and large scale photo reprographics services operation with complete large format color lab! Next came a Computer graphics systems integration company. Selling both cad/cam systems and micro-computer design cad systems which integrated AutoCad and 3D visualization programs to the PC. Always a forward thinker, Bill can spot market changes in the making and is good at positioning companies to benefit from that eventuality. A good example of this seeming clairvoyance is the way he jumped on the internet in 1993. By 1995 he had created a respected internet marketing business catering to the visual arts community.

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