Here at l’art et l’automobile, we understand the passion and meticulousness it takes to be a truly avid collector. We ourselves are just as avid. To this end, we have found an artist and collector who is just as avid as we are, to the point where he has taken the display of is collection to the status of art in and of itself.
Michael Paul Smith has taken his collection of over 300 die cast models and used them to create ultra-realistic Scale Photos using forced perspective and real backgrounds to make his models appear as if they are full size. This is just truly amazing to us.
If you are interested in attempting to replicate Mr. Smith’s work or simply want to add an amazing model to your collection, e've got you covered. We have collected as many amazing artifacts and memorabilia as we could find and displayed in our gallery and made these rare and amazing pieces available to you. Feel free to check out the collection of several models of such quality and detail, that you could, with a bit of work and some trial and error, easily make dioramas or displays that Mr. Smith would heartily smile upon.
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Inspired by the Art Deco and Italian Futurism movement, the paintings of Canadian artist Alain Lévesque are recognized by car enthusiasts throughout the world. We are proud to feature Alain Lévesque's artwork in our gallery, so click the button below to read about our collection of his artwork which we discussed in detail.
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.