The beginning of Automotive sculptures mirrors the development of the automobile itself. The sculptures that came out of the 1890’s and early 1900’s in Europe and America and the artwork were mainly commissioned by race organizers and manufacturers as trophies and awards. Those early pieces were orientated towards usage rather than collection to glorify the product, the driver or the event.
The Louis Vuitton/Razzia Connection.
Louis Vuitton probably does not really need any introduction. It is a pretty well known name, originally recognized for their luxury luggage with the famous LV monogram.
The Holiday Season is in full swing, so we wanted to share a little Historical Holiday Cheer from all of us at l'art et l'automobile. Though it may seem like the tradition of spraying champagne after a race is as old as motor sport itself, the story has more intricate roots. It all began in 1967, when Dan Gurney started the tradition that has graced and stained countless podiums began.
The Ford Motor Company invented the moving assembly line under the leadership of the iconic Henry Ford. The assembly line started rolling for the first time on December 1st, 1913, 105 years ago. Read the article to learn more about the assembly line, and our collection of Ford Artwork and Memorabilia.
Stories about Juan Manuel Fangio, the one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever, are pretty well-trod at this point. Many consider Juan Manuel Fangio to be the greatest driver of all time. Read on to learn more about l'art et l'automobile's spectacular collection of Fangio art, photos and memorabilia, and for links to great articles detailing this legendary figure.
Rendering Automotive Classics in Three Dimensions. After a ‘car crazy’ last 10 days at Carweek on the Monterey Peninsula, we are back at the Gallery. To celebrate a fun filled and successful week, we are having a Sculpture Showing, detailing magnificent works by multiple artists from around the world.