Range Rover Art Car
a Range Rover Autobiography featuring hand-painted and cut vinyl showcased in Mayfair, London and the Cotswolds UK (2017)
with thanks to Faisal Mir & Mr C. Photos: MasterKrishan
DRIVETRIBE Exclusiveby Henry Catchpole | DriveTribe, EVO, Carfection
It’s always interesting to draw comparisons with the most famous collection of Art Cars – the BMW Art Cars – and in this case I’d say the Range Rover would sit well alongside the Cesar Manrique 730i, Esther Mahlangu’s 525i and even Alexander Calder’s original 3.0-litre CSL.
The idea of the design representing what’s on the inside (the heart/engine link) also calls to mind the David Hockney car, something that is probably no coincidence given that Teddy cites Hockney as an inspiration for his whole career as an artist.
Often the process of painting the car is as interesting as the design itself and this is no exception, bringing techniques bang up to date. While in the early days of the BMW Art Cars, artists used scaled down models, with Teddy's 'addiction' for Apple products, he created his design using an iPad Pro. The next stage involved a very 21st century process – wrapping it.
excerpt from the orignal article